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Increased Incidence of Meningococcal Disease in HIV-Infected Individuals Associated With Higher Case-Fatality Ratios in South Africa

This article, published in AIDS, describes a cohort surveillance study conducted in South Africa to compare the incidence of meningococcal disease among HIV-infected individuals versus uninfected individuals. The authors also evaluated the extent to which HIV was a risk factor for mortality and bacteremia among patients with meningococcal disease. Study results suggested that HIV-infected individuals may be at increased risk of meningococcal disease. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Cohen C, Singh E, Wu HM, et al.

Published: 2010

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Citation: Cohen C, Singh E, Wu HM, et al. Increased Incidence of Meningococcal Disease in HIV-Infected Individuals Associated With Higher Case-Fatality Ratios in South Africa. AIDS. 2010;24(9):1351-1360.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa