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Title: Monitoring HIV through sentinel surveillance in Morocco
Authors: El Harti, E.
Zidouh, A.
Mengad, R.
Bennani, O.
El Aouad, R.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: HIV sentinel surveillance was performed in five provinces of Morocco in 1993, expanded to 10 provinces in 1996. The activity was done by unlinked anonymous testing procedures. We analysed the data from 1993 to 1999. The groups studied were sexually transmitted infections, clinic attendees, pregnant women and patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. The results show that overall HIV prevalence rate over the whole period in 10 cities was 0.10% [45/44,233]. Casablanca had a significantly high rate with 0.39% [10/2567]. The patients with pulmonary tuberculosis displayed the highest prevalence with 0.36% [9/2530]. These data confirm the assumption that the HIV epidemic is low in Morocco. However, the increase of HIV prevalence lately calls for reinforcing preventive measures to limit its spread
Description: 141-149
Keywords: AIDS Serodiagnosis
Anonymous Testing
Circumcision, Male
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
HIV Seroprevalence
Mass Screening
Sentinel Surveillance
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Urban Health
Subject: HIV Infections
ISSN: 1020-3397
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