The Clinical Characteristics and Incidence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis of 7632 HIV Patients in Yunnan Province from 2005 to 2017

Qin Li (Department of Basic Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Basic Medical College, Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Central laboratory, The First Affiliated Hospital of Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Station of Yunnan Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Weibo Wen (Central laboratory, The First Affiliated Hospital of Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Station of Yunnan Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Li Wang (Chinese Medicine Research Center for AIDS, Yunnan Academy of Chinese Medicine)
Fang Fang (Central laboratory, The First Affiliated Hospital of Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Station of Yunnan Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Fang Ye (AIDS Management Office, Linxiang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Juexuan Wang (Department of Basic Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Basic Medical College, Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine)


Objective: To analyze the age and gender distribution characteristics of 7,632 HIV/AIDS patients at the onset of HIV infection-related high-risk intravenous drug abuse and sexual contact in Yunnan province. Methods: Data were collected from the database of Chinese Medicine Treatment of AIDS Pilot Project in Yunnan province. Gender, age and demographics of HIV/AIDS patients were analyzed. Results: The patients were almost in relatively high educational background. The number of male intravenous drug users (12.90%) was more than female, and the earliest average age was 10-14 years. The percentages of men in 10-19 years and 35-59 years were more than that of women. No obvious difference was found in heterosexual sexual contact in both men (48.11%) and women (51.89%), and the earliest ages was 15-19 years in males and 10-14 years in females. The percentage of males at 10-34 years old was less than that of females, just opposite to the age of 35-85 years. Homosexual contact was more in males (92.73%) than that in females (7.27%). The earliest homosexual sexual contact associated with HIV infection was 15-19 years in males and 25-29 years in females. Among 128 AIDS patients with pulmonary tuberculosis infection, intravenous drug abuse accounted for the highest proportion (76.56%) of the three high-risk behaviors related to HIV infection. Conclusions: Reducing risk behaviors and preventing intravenous drug abuse could be effective in preventing AIDS. Compared with other high-risk behaviors, patients with intravenous drug use and AIDS are at greater risk of contracting tuberculosis.


Yunnan province; HIV/AIDS; High-risk behavior; Age; Gender

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