HIV seropositivity in patients with first-episode psychosis

South African Journal of Psychiatry

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Title HIV seropositivity in patients with first-episode psychosis
Creator Mashaphu, S Mkize, D L
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Description Background. In order to gauge the impact of the HIV epidemic on psychotic disorders, the magnitude and causal direction of the association between HIV infection and psychosis need to be examined closely.Objective. To determine the HIV seropositivity rate among adult patients presenting with first-episode psychosis (FEP) to Town Hill Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.Design. A cross-sectional, point-prevalence study was done over a 6-month period.Results. Of the 63 FEP patients in the study, 48 tested HIV- negative and 15 tested positive, giving a seroprevalence rate of 23.8%.Conclusion. The prevalence of HIV seropositivity is high among patients with FEP.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2007-08-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
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Identifier 10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v13i3.22
Source South African Journal of Psychiatry; Vol 13, No 3 (2007); 4 2078-6786 1608-9685
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2007 S Mashaphu, D L Mkize