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2020, Cilt 50, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 100-107
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Analysis of the Nine Year HIV/AIDS Results in Elazig Province
Pınar Öner1, Özlem Aytaç1, Feray Ferda Şenol1, Zülal Aşçı Toraman2, Müge Özgüler3
1Elazığ Fethi Sekin Şehir Hastanesi, Mikrobiyoloji Laboratuvarı, Elazığ, Türkiye
2Fırat Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Elazığ, Türkiye
3Elazığ Fethi Sekin Şehir Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Elazığ, Türkiye
Keywords: HIV/AIDS, prevalance, Elazig

Objective: Today AIDS is an important public health problem in our country, as it is all over the world today. This study was conducted to evaluate the outcomes of laboratory testing of HIV in Elazig province between 2010 and 2018.

Method: According to the data of all hospitals in Elazig province, 495 patients with suspected HIV were evaluated retrospectively.

Results: Of the 495 patients, 168 (33.9%) were female and 327 (66.1%) were male. Annual analyses showed an increase in the number of patients tested every coming year. HIV positivity rate was found to be higher in male patients (88.5%) compared to females (11.5%). A total of 208 HIV-positive patients were 21-30 (38.5%) 31-40 (26.9%), 41-50 (17,8%), <20 (3.8%) and >51 (13%) years of age. Six patients confirmed as HIV positive cases died within a year.

Conclusion: HIV prevalence in our city tends to increase year by year. Our data are consistent with HIV data across the country. In order to prevent this epidemic, the public needs to be educated about sexually transmitted infections so as to further raise their awareness.


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