ROBERT S. HOLZMAN, M.D.; CHRISTINA M. WALSH, M.D.; SIMON KARPATKIN, M.D.
A group of 44 homosexual patients with immune thrombocytopenia and serologic evidence of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was observed for a total of 844 person-months. The risk for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), an actuarial incidence of 36.5% in 37 months, was no different than that reported for seropositive homosexual men from New York who are nonthrombocytopenic and asymptomatic. A statistical analysis comparing the hazard function with a constant-risk model showed that the hazard of developing AIDS was not constant but increased with duration of seropositivity.
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HOLZMAN RS, WALSH CM, KARPATKIN S. Risk for the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Among Thrombocytopenic and Nonthrombocytopenic Homosexual Men Seropositive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:383–386. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-3-383
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(3):383-386.
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