[Trend and characteristics of HIV/AIDS epidemic in Guangdong province, 1986 - 1999]

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2001 Jun;22(3):194-7.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective: To analyze the epidemic characteristics and risk factors of HIV/AIDS in Guangdong province and to search for measure of control.

Methods: Data from routine, sentinel, behavior and laboratory surveillance programs were collected and evaluated.

Results: Since the first HIV case in IDUs was found by the end of 1996, the number of HIV/AIDS has increased by 86.2% yearly and the proportion of cases infected through IDU increased rapidly from 1.4% before 1996 to 91.0% in 1999. HIV-1 C subtype in IDUs accounted for 61.3%.

Conclusions: Number of HIV/AIDS cases has increased rapidly in recent years in Guangdong. The major transmission route was through IDU. It was important to prevent HIV/AIDS spreading from IDUs to sex workers then to the general population through behavioral surveillance and intervention.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / epidemiology*
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / prevention & control
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / transmission
  • China / epidemiology
  • Female
  • HIV / genetics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Risk Factors
  • Time Factors