Steep increase in HIV prevalence among tuberculosis patients in Ho Chi Minh City

AIDS. 2002 Apr 12;16(6):931-2. doi: 10.1097/00002030-200204120-00016.

Abstract

In Vietnam the spread of HIV infection is thought to be limited. In 12 urban districts of Ho Chi Minh City representative samples of tuberculosis patients have undergone HIV testing since 1995. HIV prevalence increased steeply from 0.5% in 1995 to 4% in 2000, with a doubling time of approximately 21 months. This study highlights the need to intensify HIV/AIDS prevention and control in Vietnam.

MeSH terms

  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control
  • HIV Seroprevalence / trends*
  • Humans
  • Tuberculosis / complications*
  • Tuberculosis / epidemiology
  • Vietnam / epidemiology