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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 182-185

Sero-Prevalence Of Concomitant HIV And Syphilitic Infections Among The STD Clinic Attenders In Calcutta

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Kalyani Mitra

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A study was undertaken from October 1997 to March 1998 with 900 subjects, 806 male and 94 female, attending the STD clinics in Calcutta. The study revealed 2.3% HIV seroposivity and 3.88% VDRL positivity among them. Evidence of combined infection (HIV and syphilis) has been observed in10 out of 900 subjects (1.1%). Highest prevalence of HIV seropositivity (13.3%), VDRL reactivity (16.6%) or both (6.6%) was noted among young males up to 30 years of age.

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