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Volume 2, Number 3—July 1996

Dispatch

A Highly Heterogeneous HIV-1 Epidemic in the Central African Republic

Marcel Massanga*, Justin Ndoyo*, Dale J. Hu†, Chou-Pong Pau†, Stephanie Lee-Thomas†, Reginald Hawkins†, Dominique Senekian*, Mark A. Rayfield†, J. Richard George†, Amédée Zengais*, Noel Ngalla Yatere*, Victor Yossangang*, Aliou Samori*, Gerald Schochetman†, and Timothy J. Dondero†
Author affiliations: *Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population, Central African Republic; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Prevalence of HIV-1 by sentinel site/population

Sentinel site/Population Positive by
Western blot (%) Total
Bambari
Prenatal clinic women 20 (13.3) 150
STD clinic attendees 23 (26.7) 86
Bangassou
Prenatal clinic women 16 (10.0) 160
Bangui
Prenatal clinic women A 20 (13.3) 150
Prenatal clinic women B 8 ( 5.3) 150
STD clinic attendees 20 (25.3) 79
University students 14 ( 9.3) 150
Workers 23 (15.4) 149
Berberati
Prenatal clinic women 16 (10.7) 150
Bossangoa
Prenatal clinic women 9 ( 6.0) 148
Bozoum
Prenatal clinic women 20 (13.2) 151
STD attendees 23 (30.7) 75
Bria
Prenatal clinic women 22 (16.7) 132
STD attendees 24 (30.4) 79
Gamboula
Prenatal clinic women 4 ( 2.7) 150
M’Baiki
Prenatal clinic women 8 ( 5.3) 150
Mobaye

Prenatal clinic women
9 ( 6.0)
150
Total number tested 2,259

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