HIV-1 Prevalence in Selected Tijuana Sub-populations

Güereña-Burgueño, Fernando; Benenson, Abram S.; Sepúlveda-Amor, Jaime
May 1991
American Journal of Public Health;May91, Vol. 81 Issue 5, p623
Academic Journal
To assess the prevalence of HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus) infection among high-risk populations in Tijuana, Mexico, HIV-1 antibody status was determined and information on risk behavior was obtained from 1,069 individuals in three high-risk groups. The prevalence of HlV-1 among 415 prostitutes was 0.5 percent; 410 prisoners, 1.2 percent; 233 homosexual/bisexual men, 11.6 percent; and 106 intravenous drug abusers, 1.9 percent. The potential for spread of HIV-1 exists in Tijuana despite the current relatively low seroprevalence of HIV-1.


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