Review of epidemiology of AIDS in Ireland (1983 - 1999): a report by the National Disease Surveillance Centre

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266552
Title:
Review of epidemiology of AIDS in Ireland (1983 - 1999): a report by the National Disease Surveillance Centre
Authors:
O'Donnell, Kate; Cronin, Mary; Igoe, Derval
Publisher:
National Disease Surveillance Centre (NDSC)
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266552
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
AIDS Surveillance began in Ireland in 1985 and has proved to be a very successful and valuable reporting system. AIDS surveillance data has provided essential information on the progress of the disease in Ireland. It has also provided us with an understanding ,of the groups at most risk of AIDS in our society_ In the past, AIDS surveillance data also provided information on the changes in the incidence in HIV. However, recent advances in HIV treatment have slowed the progression of HIV disease for infected persons on treatment and contributed to a decline in AIDS incidence. This has reduced the effectiveness of AIDS case reporting for monitoring the incidence and modes of transmission of HIV infections. It is therefore extremely important that all diagnosed HIV infections are reported so that the appropriate prevention strategies can be put in place. National HIV case based reporting was introduced in Ireland on 1 st July, 2001
Keywords:
AIDS; HIV INFECTION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Kateen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCronin, Maryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorIgoe, Dervalen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-22T16:08:32Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-22T16:08:32Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/266552-
dc.descriptionAIDS Surveillance began in Ireland in 1985 and has proved to be a very successful and valuable reporting system. AIDS surveillance data has provided essential information on the progress of the disease in Ireland. It has also provided us with an understanding ,of the groups at most risk of AIDS in our society_ In the past, AIDS surveillance data also provided information on the changes in the incidence in HIV. However, recent advances in HIV treatment have slowed the progression of HIV disease for infected persons on treatment and contributed to a decline in AIDS incidence. This has reduced the effectiveness of AIDS case reporting for monitoring the incidence and modes of transmission of HIV infections. It is therefore extremely important that all diagnosed HIV infections are reported so that the appropriate prevention strategies can be put in place. National HIV case based reporting was introduced in Ireland on 1 st July, 2001en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Disease Surveillance Centre (NDSC)en_GB
dc.subjectAIDSen_GB
dc.subjectHIV INFECTIONen_GB
dc.titleReview of epidemiology of AIDS in Ireland (1983 - 1999): a report by the National Disease Surveillance Centreen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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