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Epidemiology and clinical features of HIV infection/AIDS in Korea.

Authors
Kim, JM; Cho, GJ; Hong, SK; Chang, KH; Chung, JS; Choi, YH; Song, YG; Huh, A; Yeom, JS; Lee, KS; Choi, JY
Citation
Yonsei medical journal, 44(3):363-370, 2003
Journal Title
Yonsei medical journal
ISSN
0513-57961976-2437
Abstract
HIV infection/AIDS shows characteristic epidemiological and clinical patterns according to the region, country, and race. The epidemiological and clinical patterns of HIV infection/ AIDS in Korea was investigated by retrospectively analyzing the medical records of 176 HIV-infected persons who visited two major referral hospitals of AIDS in Korea from 1985 to April 2000. The most common transmission route was heterosexual contact (52.3%), followed by homosexual contact (23.9%). Among the opportunistic diseases, candidiasis was the most prevalent (21.6%), followed by Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (15.9%), tuberculosis (12.5%), and CMV infection (9.1%). The most common initial AIDS-defining opportunistic disease was tuberculosis (33.3%). The most common causes of death were tuberculosis (25.7%) and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (25.7%). This study describes the epidemiological and clinical patterns of HIV infection/AIDS in Korea, which not only enables us to accurately understand HIV infection/ AIDS in this country, but eventually to aid in establishing effective preventive measures and treatment guidelines in Korea.
MeSH terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/complications*Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/epidemiology*AdolescentAdultFemaleHumansKorea/epidemiologyMaleMiddle AgedOpportunistic Infections/etiologyPneumonia, Pneumocystis/mortalityPrevalenceTuberculosis/mortality
DOI
10.3349/ymj.2003.44.3.363
PMID
12833572
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최, 영화
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