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Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Mar;8(3):330-1.

HIV prevalence in a gold mining camp in the Amazon region, Guyana.

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Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. PalmerC@mail.vetmed.ufl.edu

Abstract

The prevalence of HIV infection among men in a gold mining camp in the Amazon region of Guyana was 6.5%. This high percentage of HIV infection provides a reservoir for the virus in this region, warranting immediate public health intervention to curb its spread. As malaria is endemic in the Amazon Basin (>30,000 cases/year), the impact of coinfection may be substantial.

PMID:
11927035
PMCID:
PMC2732461
DOI:
10.3201/eid0803.010261
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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