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.
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. ;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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