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HIV sero-discordance among married HIV patients initiating anti-retroviral therapy in northern Vietnam

Overview of attention for article published in AIDS Research and Therapy, November 2016
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Title
HIV sero-discordance among married HIV patients initiating anti-retroviral therapy in northern Vietnam
Published in
AIDS Research and Therapy, November 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12981-016-0124-9
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Vu Van Tam, Do Duy Cuong, Tobias Alfven, Ho Dang Phuc, Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc, Nguyen Phuong Hoa, Vinod Diwan, Mattias Larsson

Abstract

In many countries in Asia, the HIV epidemic is in a concentrated phase, with high prevalence in certain risk groups, such as men who inject drugs. There is also a rapid increase of HIV among women. The latter might be due to high levels of sero-discordant couples and increasing transmission from male to female partners over time. All adult married patients initiating antiretroviral treatment at four out-patient clinics in Quang Ninh province in north-eastern Vietnam between 2007 and 2009 were asked to participate in the study. Clinical information was extracted from patients' records, and a structured questionnaire was used to collect social, demographic and economic data. Two hundred eighty-eight married patients for whom information on the HIV status of their spouse was available were included in the study. Overall, the sero-discordance rate was 58%. The sero-discordance rate was significantly higher among married males, 71% had spouses not infected, than married females, of whom 18% had spouses not infected. Other factors associated with a high rate of sero-discordance were injection drug use (IDU) history, tuberculosis (TB) history and the availability of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) in residential locations. High sero-concordance was associated with college/university education. The sero-discordance was significantly higher among married males than married females. Other factors also related to high sero-discordance were history of IDU, history of TB and the availability of VCT in residential locations. In contrast, college/university education and female sex were significantly related to low sero-discordance. To contain the increasing HIV prevalence among women, measures should be taken to prevent transmission among sero-discordant couples. Trial registration NCT01433601.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 82 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 18%
Student > Bachelor 15 18%
Researcher 8 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Other 6 7%
Other 13 16%
Unknown 18 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 23%
Psychology 4 5%
Social Sciences 3 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 6 7%
Unknown 20 24%

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