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Clinical presentations of newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients at a university hospital in Bangkok, Thailand


, : Clinical presentations of newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients at a university hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. Journal of the International Association of Physicians in Aids Care 7(2): 82-87

Epidemiology and clinical features of newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients vary and depend on period of time and geographical area. A retrospective review was conducted in adults with positive HIV antibody testing between January and December 2006 at a university hospital setting. Prevalence of HIV infection was 1.0%. There were 221 patients with a median age of 35.5 (range, 15.8-72.3) years, and 57% were males. The most common risk of HIV acquisition was heterosexual (63.8%). The most common reason for HIV testing was preoperative screening (41.2%). Of all, 52.9%, 37.1%, and 10% were diagnosed as AIDS, asymptomatic, and symptomatic patients, respectively. Median CD4 count at HIV diagnosis was 260 (range, 6-1284) cells/mm(3). AIDS-defining illnesses were found in 35.7%. Overall mortality rate was 1.8%. More than half of newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients have advanced HIV disease and are unaware of their HIV status. These results reflect inadequate education of HIV risks and voluntary HIV testing in Thailand.

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PMID: 18319511

DOI: 10.1177/1545109708315485


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