[HIV seroprevalence among patients attending sexually transmitted clinics in Spain, 1998-2000]

Med Clin (Barc). 2002 Sep 7;119(7):249-51.
[Article in Spanish]


Background: Analysis of HIV seroprevalence among patients attending sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic during 1998-2000.

Method: Unlinked anonymous serologic survey among 5,968 patients of seven STD clinics in Spain.

Results: HIV-1 seroprevalence has decreased from 3.7% in 1998 to 1.7% in 2000 (p < 0.0001). In 2000 it reached 10.6% among homo/bisexual men, 0.4% among sexworkers, and 3.4% among other heterosexual categories. Drugs injecting and STD were associated with a higher prevalence.

Conclusions: Among people with sexual risk behaviours, STD and HIV-infection are strongly associated, and this demonstrates the convenience of integrate their attendance.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Community Health Centers
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • HIV Seroprevalence*
  • HIV-1
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Risk Factors
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology
  • Spain / epidemiology