What is AIDS in Guadeloupe? A descriptive and comparative study.

International journal of STD & AIDS

PubMedID: 24004535

Elenga N, Georger-Sow MT, Messiaen T, Lamaury I, Favre I, Nacher M, Beaucaire G. What is AIDS in Guadeloupe? A descriptive and comparative study. Int J STD AIDS. 2013;.
Since the pathogen ecology differs between Caribbean regions, specific differences in the most frequent clinical presentations of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome may be expected. We therefore conducted the present retrospective cohort study in order to describe the main AIDS-defining events in Guadeloupe and to compare them with those observed in Metropolitan France and in French Guiana. We discuss the local pathogen ecology, the diagnosis limitations of hospitals in overseas territories and the drivers of the epidemic.