[health menu] XI International Conference on AIDS
July 7-12, 1996

Vicente, Hugo E., Mismas G., Snodgrass G.
Corvin, Inc., Hamden, CT, USA

Murillo G.
University Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico

Hernandez S.
Centro de Investigacion y Analisis,
Guadalajara, Mexico


Prevalence of HIV, HBV and Syphilis in a Rural Mexican Population


To determine the HIV-1, HBV, and syphilis prevalence in a rural population of North-Central Mexico.


A total of 183 paired blood and urine samples were collected from 110 heterosexual individuals (7 female / 103 male) and 73 commercial sex workers-CSW-(68 female CSW / 5 male homosexuals) from Tequila City, Jalisco. The sera were tested for HBsAg by ELISA and syphilis by RPR/MHATP. The urine samples were tested by Chemiluminescence Enzyme Immunoassay (CLEIA) for HIV-1 antibodies and the positive samples were confirmed by Western blot.


Of 183 samples tested we found one anti-HIV-1 positive (0.55%); 6 HBsAg (3.27%); and 5 reactive for syphilis (2.73%). One male heterosexual and 1 male homosexual were coinfected with HBV and syphilis.


This study shows that syphilis and HBV infections were more common than HIV-1 infections and that there is still a low prevalence of HIV-1 infection in rural Mexican population.

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