We explored factors influencing presentation with advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease by age group. Data were derived from a city-wide cross-sectional survey of 759 HIV-infected adults living in Seoul, Korea. The significance of each observed factor was assessed via multivariate logistic regression.
Of subjects aged 20-34 years, lower educational level had a positive influence on presentation with advanced HIV disease; those recently diagnosed with HIV were more likely to be presented with advanced HIV disease. Of the subjects aged 35-49 years, those w ith advanced HIV disease were more likely to have been diagnosed during health check-ups or via clinical manifestations. Of the subjects aged ≥ 50 years, presentation with advanced HIV disease was significantly more common in older subjects and less common among individuals diagnosed with HIV in 2000-2006.
In conclusion, a lower educational level in younger subjects and more advanced age in older subjects positively influence the presentation of advanced HIV disease.
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By: Cho Ryok Kang,1,7 Ji Hwan Bang,1,2 Sung-Il Cho,1,3 Kui Nam Kim,4 Hee-jin Lee,4 Bo Yeong Ryu,1,7 Soo Kyung Cho,1,7 Young Hwa Lee,1,3 Myoung-don Oh,1,5 and Jong-Koo Lee1,6
1Seoul Center for Infectious Disease Control, Seoul, Korea.
2Division of Infectious Diseases, Seoul Metropolitan Government-Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Epidemiology, Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul, Korea.
4Division of Life & Health, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul, Korea.
5Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
6Department of Family Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
7Institute of Endemic Diseases, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Address for Correspondence: Ji Hwan Bang, MD. Division of Infectious Diseases, Seoul Metropolitan Government-Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center 20 Boramaero 5-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 07061, Korea. Tel: +82.2-870-3209, Fax: +82.2-831-2826, Email:moc.liamg@hcribdnuor
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