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Volume 6, Number 6—December 2000


Predominance of HIV-1 Subtype A and D Infections in Uganda

Dale J. Hu*Comments to Author , James Baggs†, Robert G. Downing*†, Danuta Pieniazek*, Jonathan Dorn*, Carol Fridlund*, Benon Biryahwaho‡, Sylvester D.K. Sempala‡, Mark A. Rayfield*, Timothy J. Dondero*, and Renu B. Lal*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington; ‡Uganda Virus Research Institute/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Research Collaboration, Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of persons infected with HIV-1 subtype A or D

Characteristics Subtype A
n=98 Subtype D
Early (1994/95) n=51 n=45 p=0.47
Late (1997) n=47 n=51
Median 30.0 yrs 28.0 yrs
Mean 31.2 yrs 30.8 yrs p=0.39
Female 66% 73% p=0.26
Male 34% 27%
200% 0%
Marital status
Married 37% 40% p=0.66
Single, divorced, widowed 63% 60%
Clinic (district)
UVRIa (Mpigi) 37% 33% p=0.81
Mulago (Kampala) 23% 24%
Nsambya (Kampala)

aUVRI = Uganda Virus Research Institute.

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