Absence of a recognizable seroconversion illness in Africans infected with HIV-1


Morgan, D; Mahe, C; Whitworth, J; (2001) Absence of a recognizable seroconversion illness in Africans infected with HIV-1. AIDS (London, England), 15 (12). pp. 1575-1576. ISSN 0269-9370 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1097/00002030-200108170-00016

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Abstract

It is difficult to assess the proportion of individuals who experience an acute seroconversion illness after infection with HIV-1. We found that five out of 27 recent HIV-1 seroconverters (18.5%) in a population-based cohort in rural Uganda and four out of 22 HIV-negative controls (18.2%) reported a flu-like illness. More symptoms were reported by seroconverters, but the duration of illness was similar in both groups. We found no association between symptoms and infection with HIV-1 subtype A or D.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adult, Africa, Cohort Studies, Female, HIV Infections/*complications, HIV Seronegativity, HIV Seropositivity/*complications, HIV-1/immunology, Human, Influenza/*complications, Male, Rural Population, Adult, Africa, Cohort Studies, Female, HIV Infections, complications, HIV Seronegativity, HIV Seropositivity, complications, HIV-1, immunology, Human, Influenza, complications, Male, Rural Population
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PubMed ID: 11504991
Web of Science ID: 170474300016
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/17920

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