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Declining HIV Incidence among patients attending sexually transmitted infection clinics in Pune, India
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Objective: A recent report suggesting declining HIV transmission rates in southern India has been based on HIV seroprevalence data to estimate HIV incidence. We analyzed HIV incidence rates among 3 cohorts (male, female non-sex worker, female sex worker [FSW]) presenting to sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics in Pune, India over 10 years.
Methods: Between 1993 and 2002, consenting HIV-uninfected individuals were enrolled in a prospective study of the risks for HIV seroconversion. Standardized HIV incidence estimates were calculated separately for the 3 cohorts.
Mehendale SM, Gupte N, Paranjape RS, Brahme RC, Kohli R, Joglekar N, Godbole SV, Joshi SN, Ghate MV Sayah S, Kishorekumar B, Gangakhedkar RR, Risbud AR, Brookmeyer RS, Bollinger RC. Declining HIV incidence among patients attending sexually transmitted infection clinics in Pune, India. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2007 Aug 15; 45:564-569. Subscription Required.