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Mousavi S A, Hajizadeh Z, Ayatollahi J, Shahcheraghi S H. Study of causes of mortality in HIV patients in Yazd province during 2002-2015 . JSSU. 2018; 26 (7) :607-614
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-4467-en.html
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Introdution: In recent years, due to the HIV epidemic in Iran and the world, despite the scientific advances in drug therapy, HIV is one of the leading causes of mortality in the world. The present study was conducted with the aim of the mortality rate caused by HIV patients in Yazd during the years 2002 to 2015.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on all cases of HIV-infected patients in Yazd province (50 participants) that was registered at Yazd Behavioral Counseling Counseling Center during the years 2002 to 2015. Records are related to age, sex, education, HIV status, history of imprisonment, smoking, CD4 death rates, hepatitis B and C infection.The data were extracted by SPSS software (Version 22) using descriptive statistics method. Chi-Square test was used to compare the percentages and variables and the results were considered to be less than 5% significant.
Results: The analysis of the results showed that 84% of the deceased were HIV infected by men and 16% were women. 54% (27 persons) died in the age group of 35-64 and 40% (20 persons)) were in the age group of 18 to 34 years and 6% (3 persons) in the age group of 0-11 years.
Conclusion: More than half of the deaths at the same time with HIV are also caused by the viral hepatitis C virus infection. None of the deaths with HIV were affected by hepatitis B disease.  
Keywords: Mortality, HIV, Yazd
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: Infectious Diseases
Received: 2018/02/3 | Accepted: 2018/05/12 | Published: 2018/12/23

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