Epidemiological characteristics of HIV infected Korean: Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study

Yunsu Choi, Bo Youl Choi, Soo Min Kim, Sang Il Kim, June Kim, Jun Young Choi, Shin Woo Kim, Joon Young Song, Youn Jeong Kim, Dae Won Park, Hyo Youl Kim, Hee Jung Choi, Mee Kyung Kee, Young Hyun Shin, Myeongsu Yoo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To manage evidence-based diseases, it is important to identify the characteristics of patients in each country. METHODS: The Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study seeks to identify the epidemiological characteristics of 1,442 Korean individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (12% of Korean individuals with HIV infection in 2017) who visited 21 university hospitals nationwide. The descriptive statistics were presented using the Korea HIV/AIDS cohort data (2006-2016). RESULTS: Men accounted for 93.3% of the total number of respondents, and approximately 55.8% of respondents reported having an acute infection symptom. According to the transmission route, infection caused by sexual contact accounted for 94.4%, of which 60.4% were caused by sexual contact with the same sex or both males and females. Participants repeatedly answered the survey to decrease depression and anxiety scores. Of the total participants, 89.1% received antiretroviral therapy (ART). In the initial ART, 95.3% of patients were treated based on the recommendation. The median CD4 T-cell count at the time of diagnosis was 229.5 and improved to 331 after the initial ART. Of the patients, 16.6% and 9.4% had tuberculosis and syphilis, respectively, and 26.7% had pneumocystis pneumonia. In the medical history, sexually transmitted infectious diseases showed the highest prevalence, followed by endocrine diseases. The main reasons for termination were loss to follow-up (29.9%) and withdrawal of consent (18.7%). CONCLUSIONS: Early diagnosis and ART should be performed at an appropriate time to prevent the development of new infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e2019037
JournalEpidemiology and health
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Fingerprint

Korea
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Cohort Studies
HIV
Virus Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Pneumocystis Pneumonia
Infectious Disease Transmission
Therapeutics
Syphilis
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Infection
Communicable Diseases
Early Diagnosis
Tuberculosis
Anxiety
Depression
T-Lymphocytes
Surveys and Questionnaires

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Choi, Yunsu ; Choi, Bo Youl ; Kim, Soo Min ; Kim, Sang Il ; Kim, June ; Choi, Jun Young ; Kim, Shin Woo ; Song, Joon Young ; Kim, Youn Jeong ; Park, Dae Won ; Kim, Hyo Youl ; Choi, Hee Jung ; Kee, Mee Kyung ; Shin, Young Hyun ; Yoo, Myeongsu. / Epidemiological characteristics of HIV infected Korean : Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study. In: Epidemiology and health. 2019 ; Vol. 41. pp. e2019037.
@article{51b65f68914640928e2e96d5851772a0,
title = "Epidemiological characteristics of HIV infected Korean: Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study",
abstract = "OBJECTIVES: To manage evidence-based diseases, it is important to identify the characteristics of patients in each country. METHODS: The Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study seeks to identify the epidemiological characteristics of 1,442 Korean individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (12{\%} of Korean individuals with HIV infection in 2017) who visited 21 university hospitals nationwide. The descriptive statistics were presented using the Korea HIV/AIDS cohort data (2006-2016). RESULTS: Men accounted for 93.3{\%} of the total number of respondents, and approximately 55.8{\%} of respondents reported having an acute infection symptom. According to the transmission route, infection caused by sexual contact accounted for 94.4{\%}, of which 60.4{\%} were caused by sexual contact with the same sex or both males and females. Participants repeatedly answered the survey to decrease depression and anxiety scores. Of the total participants, 89.1{\%} received antiretroviral therapy (ART). In the initial ART, 95.3{\%} of patients were treated based on the recommendation. The median CD4 T-cell count at the time of diagnosis was 229.5 and improved to 331 after the initial ART. Of the patients, 16.6{\%} and 9.4{\%} had tuberculosis and syphilis, respectively, and 26.7{\%} had pneumocystis pneumonia. In the medical history, sexually transmitted infectious diseases showed the highest prevalence, followed by endocrine diseases. The main reasons for termination were loss to follow-up (29.9{\%}) and withdrawal of consent (18.7{\%}). CONCLUSIONS: Early diagnosis and ART should be performed at an appropriate time to prevent the development of new infection.",
author = "Yunsu Choi and Choi, {Bo Youl} and Kim, {Soo Min} and Kim, {Sang Il} and June Kim and Choi, {Jun Young} and Kim, {Shin Woo} and Song, {Joon Young} and Kim, {Youn Jeong} and Park, {Dae Won} and Kim, {Hyo Youl} and Choi, {Hee Jung} and Kee, {Mee Kyung} and Shin, {Young Hyun} and Myeongsu Yoo",
year = "2019",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.4178/epih.e2019037",
language = "English",
volume = "41",
pages = "e2019037",
journal = "Epidemiology and health",
issn = "2092-7193",
publisher = "Korean Society of Epidemiology",

}

Choi, Y, Choi, BY, Kim, SM, Kim, SI, Kim, J, Choi, JY, Kim, SW, Song, JY, Kim, YJ, Park, DW, Kim, HY, Choi, HJ, Kee, MK, Shin, YH & Yoo, M 2019, 'Epidemiological characteristics of HIV infected Korean: Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study', Epidemiology and health, vol. 41, pp. e2019037. https://doi.org/10.4178/epih.e2019037

Epidemiological characteristics of HIV infected Korean : Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study. / Choi, Yunsu; Choi, Bo Youl; Kim, Soo Min; Kim, Sang Il; Kim, June; Choi, Jun Young; Kim, Shin Woo; Song, Joon Young; Kim, Youn Jeong; Park, Dae Won; Kim, Hyo Youl; Choi, Hee Jung; Kee, Mee Kyung; Shin, Young Hyun; Yoo, Myeongsu.

In: Epidemiology and health, Vol. 41, 01.01.2019, p. e2019037.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Epidemiological characteristics of HIV infected Korean

T2 - Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study

AU - Choi, Yunsu

AU - Choi, Bo Youl

AU - Kim, Soo Min

AU - Kim, Sang Il

AU - Kim, June

AU - Choi, Jun Young

AU - Kim, Shin Woo

AU - Song, Joon Young

AU - Kim, Youn Jeong

AU - Park, Dae Won

AU - Kim, Hyo Youl

AU - Choi, Hee Jung

AU - Kee, Mee Kyung

AU - Shin, Young Hyun

AU - Yoo, Myeongsu

PY - 2019/1/1

Y1 - 2019/1/1

N2 - OBJECTIVES: To manage evidence-based diseases, it is important to identify the characteristics of patients in each country. METHODS: The Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study seeks to identify the epidemiological characteristics of 1,442 Korean individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (12% of Korean individuals with HIV infection in 2017) who visited 21 university hospitals nationwide. The descriptive statistics were presented using the Korea HIV/AIDS cohort data (2006-2016). RESULTS: Men accounted for 93.3% of the total number of respondents, and approximately 55.8% of respondents reported having an acute infection symptom. According to the transmission route, infection caused by sexual contact accounted for 94.4%, of which 60.4% were caused by sexual contact with the same sex or both males and females. Participants repeatedly answered the survey to decrease depression and anxiety scores. Of the total participants, 89.1% received antiretroviral therapy (ART). In the initial ART, 95.3% of patients were treated based on the recommendation. The median CD4 T-cell count at the time of diagnosis was 229.5 and improved to 331 after the initial ART. Of the patients, 16.6% and 9.4% had tuberculosis and syphilis, respectively, and 26.7% had pneumocystis pneumonia. In the medical history, sexually transmitted infectious diseases showed the highest prevalence, followed by endocrine diseases. The main reasons for termination were loss to follow-up (29.9%) and withdrawal of consent (18.7%). CONCLUSIONS: Early diagnosis and ART should be performed at an appropriate time to prevent the development of new infection.

AB - OBJECTIVES: To manage evidence-based diseases, it is important to identify the characteristics of patients in each country. METHODS: The Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study seeks to identify the epidemiological characteristics of 1,442 Korean individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (12% of Korean individuals with HIV infection in 2017) who visited 21 university hospitals nationwide. The descriptive statistics were presented using the Korea HIV/AIDS cohort data (2006-2016). RESULTS: Men accounted for 93.3% of the total number of respondents, and approximately 55.8% of respondents reported having an acute infection symptom. According to the transmission route, infection caused by sexual contact accounted for 94.4%, of which 60.4% were caused by sexual contact with the same sex or both males and females. Participants repeatedly answered the survey to decrease depression and anxiety scores. Of the total participants, 89.1% received antiretroviral therapy (ART). In the initial ART, 95.3% of patients were treated based on the recommendation. The median CD4 T-cell count at the time of diagnosis was 229.5 and improved to 331 after the initial ART. Of the patients, 16.6% and 9.4% had tuberculosis and syphilis, respectively, and 26.7% had pneumocystis pneumonia. In the medical history, sexually transmitted infectious diseases showed the highest prevalence, followed by endocrine diseases. The main reasons for termination were loss to follow-up (29.9%) and withdrawal of consent (18.7%). CONCLUSIONS: Early diagnosis and ART should be performed at an appropriate time to prevent the development of new infection.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85074307223&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85074307223&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4178/epih.e2019037

DO - 10.4178/epih.e2019037

M3 - Article

C2 - 31623426

AN - SCOPUS:85074307223

VL - 41

SP - e2019037

JO - Epidemiology and health

JF - Epidemiology and health

SN - 2092-7193

ER -