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Increasing HIV prevalence in STD clinic attendees in Delhi, India: 6 year (1995–2000) hospital based study results
  1. H K Kar,
  2. R K Jain,
  3. P K Sharma,
  4. R K Gautam,
  5. A K Gupta,
  6. S K Sharma,
  7. Charu Hans,
  8. Veena Doda
  1. Department of Dermatology, STD, Microbiology and Blood Bank, Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi - 110001, India
  1. Dr H K Kar, DII/A-71, South Moti Bagh, New Delhi - 110021, India hkkar_2000{at}

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Editor,—The association between the occurrence of HIV infection and the presence of other STDs has been strongly established. STDs act as important co-factors that promote HIV transmission. The trend of HIV infection in STD clinic attendees, one of the high risk groups, may reflect the trends of HIV epidemic in the community. To estimate the frequency of HIV infection among various STD patients over a period of 6 years from January 1995 to December 2000 and to observe the interrelation between HIV infection and different other STDs, we analysed the HIV status of 1504 STD clinic attendees (M:F ratio 1:0.1, average age of 25.2 years) in Dr RML Hospital, a centrally located major tertiary care centre in Delhi. The breakdown in the number of STD attendees tested …

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