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HIV and AIDS epidemic in Poland and Europe
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15106468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The epidemics of HIV infection spreads wider and wider. It is estimated that in 2002 about 5 million new cases were registered in the world. In the paper there were analysed information concerning cases of HIV infection and AIDS cases reported in Poland in the years 1985-2002. The epidemic situation of HIV infection and AIDS was compared with the data on the epidemics of the disease in other European countries given in the reports of the World Health Organisation. The number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection equaled 7880 in the studied period in Poland. Until the end of the year 2001 there were diagnosed 1153 cases of AIDS and 570 patients died of it. In comparison with other European countries the prevalence of HIV carrier state is low in the Polish population. The main group of HIV infection risk in our country are i.v. drug abusers, and among newly detected carriers the majority are men aged 20-29. Dynamic increase of HIV infected patients in the countries being neighbours of Poland that is Russia, Belarus and Ukraine as well as the rise in importance of the of heterosexual intercourses as a means of spreading of the virus may become a threat to health of the Polish population.
Paweł Kalinowski; Irena Dorota Karwat
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Przegla̧d lekarski     Volume:  60 Suppl 6     ISSN:  0033-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Prz. Lek.     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-26     Completed Date:  2004-06-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  19840720R     Medline TA:  Przegl Lek     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  pol     Pagination:  95-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Katedra i Zakład Epidemiologii Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie.
Vernacular Title:
Zakazenia HIV i choroba AIDS w Polsce i w Europie.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / epidemiology
Disease Outbreaks / statistics & numerical data*
Europe / epidemiology
HIV Infections / epidemiology*,  transmission
Poland / epidemiology

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