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dc.contributor.authorBerkley, Seth F.
dc.contributor.authorWidy-Wirski, Roslaw
dc.contributor.authorOkware, Samuel I.
dc.contributor.authorDowning, Robert
dc.contributor.authorLinnan, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Karen E.
dc.contributor.authorSempala, Sylvester
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-02T23:37:37Z
dc.date.available2022-05-02T23:37:37Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citationBerkley, S. F., Widy-Wirski, R., Okware, S. I., Downing, R., Linnan, M. J., White, K. E., & Sempala, S. (1989). Risk factors associated with HIV infection in Uganda. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 160(1), 22-30.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://academic.oup.com/jid/article-abstract/160/1/22/986008
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/3186
dc.description.abstractRisk factor data were collected in 1,328 inpatients and outpatients in 1987in 15hospitals throughout Uganda; 42010 were positive for HIV antibodies by ELISA. Seropositivity was associated with urban residence, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), number of sex partners, and sex for payment or with a person with an AIDS-like illness. Homosexuality and intravenous drug abuse, recognized risk factors in western countries, were not seen as risk factors. By multivariate analysis, urban residence and sex for payment were not independently associated with infection. Among females, number of sex partners, sex with a person with an AIDS-like illness, and numbers of episodes of STDs were significantly associated with seropositivity. In males, similar associations were seen, although number of reported sex partners was not independently associated with infection. These findings support the view that heterosexual contact is the predominant mode of transmission in Uganda and suggest that the main risk factors relate to high-risk heterosexual behavior.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Infectious Diseasesen_US
dc.subjectRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subjectHIV Infectionen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleRisk Factors Associated with HIV Infection in Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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