Revista Medica Herediana
ISSN 1018-130X versión impresa
Objective: One hundred and forty one high risk sexual persons were evaluated for HTLV-I infection in Pisco city. Methods and Material: 141 persons were interviewed and blood samples obtained, this group incluided sexual workers (32), homosexual men, and bisexual men. Results: Three of the 32(10.4%) female sex workers; and one of the 54(1.9%) homosexual men were positive and none of the 55 bisexuals. They had a high frecuency of partners as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Conclusion: HTLV-I is a frecuent infectious disease in high-risk sexual groups of Pisco-Peru. (Rev Med Hered 1997; 8:104-107).
Palabras llave: HTLV-I; high risk sexual persons.
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Facultad de Medicina "Alberto Hurtado"
Av. Honorio Delgado 430 Urb. Ingenieria, San Martin de Porres
Lima 100 - Peru