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Lancet. 1987 Feb 28;1(8531):492-4.

Evaluation of a clinical case-definition of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in Africa.

Abstract

A provisional clinical case-definition for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for use in Africa was tested on 174 inpatients at Mama Yemo Hospital, Kinshasa, Zaire. In this hospital population with a 34% infection rate of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the clinical case-definition had a specificity of 90%, a sensitivity of 59%, and a predictive value of 74% for HIV seropositivity. These results support the use of the WHO clinical definition for AIDS in Africa. However, since HIV prevalence and disease expression vary, similar evaluations should be carried out in different regions.

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