Asociación entre el consumo de alcohol y la infección por virus de inmunodeficiencia humana

Translated title of the contribution: Association between alcohol consumption and human immunodeficiency virus infection

L. Omayra Chincha, C. Frine Samalvides, Antonio Bernabé-Ortiz, P. Hever Kruger, H. Eduardo Gotuzzo

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Several factors have been associated with HIV infection, but alcohol consumption has not been studied completely. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the association between alcohol consumption and HIV infection. A case-control study was undertaken with HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients, matched by sex and age (± 2 years). Latin-American Alcoholism Test (long version) was used to evaluate alcoholism diagnosis. A total of 198 cases were matched with 198 controls: 38.9% of cases were diagnosed as alcoholics, and only 22.7% of controls (p < 0.001). The multivariate model showed that economic income (p < 0.001), sexual orientation (p < 0.001), and alcoholism diagnosis (p < 0.001) were associated with HIV infection. This study demonstrates an association between alcohol consumption, homosexual practices between men and economic income with the prevalence of HIV infection.

Translated title of the contributionAssociation between alcohol consumption and human immunodeficiency virus infection
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Chilena de Infectologia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


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