Le Sida en Afrique

Author Biographies

Patrick Goubau, Service de Microbiologie. Hôpital Universitaire St. Rafaël Leuven

MédecinService de MicrobiologieHôpital Universitaire St. Rafaël

Ignace Surmont, Service de Microbiologie Hôpital Universitaire St. Rafaël Leuven

Médecin

Service de Microbiologie

Hôpital Universitaire St. Rafaël 

Peter Piot, Institut de Médecine Tropicale Antwerpen

Professeur de Microbiologie

Institut de Médecine Tropicale

Antwerpen 

Main Article Content

Patrick Goubau (Service de Microbiologie. Hôpital Universitaire St. Rafaël Leuven)

Ignace Surmont (Service de Microbiologie Hôpital Universitaire St. Rafaël Leuven)

Peter Piot (Institut de Médecine Tropicale Antwerpen)

Published Sep 28, 1987

Abstract




AIDS (Acquired Immunization Deficiency Syndrome), first described in I 9 8 I in the United States, is at present ascertained on every continent. Since its description, our knowledge about AIDS has advanced with giant steps, with regard to its causal agent, clinical image, biological effects and epidemiology.


Although it is everywhere the same disease, its epidemiology and impact on society vary from one continent to another depending on the human, social and economic conditions of the countries which are affected. The first African cases were noticed in 1983. Since then the presence of AIDS has been confirmed in numerous sub-Saharan African countries. Our goal is to present here some characteristic features of the AIDS-epidemic in Africa and to offer some points of reflection for future action.


KEYWORDS : AIDS, Africa, diagnostics, epidemiology, treatment 





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