Prevalence of Kaposi's sarcoma in patients with AIDS and associated factors, São Paulo-SP, Brazil, 2003-2010

Mariza Vono Tancredi, Valdir Monteiro Pinto, Mariliza Henrique da Silva, Sidnei Rana Pimentel, Tatiana Santana Bueno da Silva, Sandra Mitie Akamatsu Ito, Jonathan E. Golub, Ana Luiza de Castro Conde Toscano

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: to estimate the prevalence of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in patients with AIDS and identify the associated factors to the occurrence of this neoplasm. METHODS: this is a cross-sectional study with notification data from two AIDS reference centers in São Paulo-SP, Brazil, from January, 2003 to March, 2010; probabilistic linkage and multiple logistic regression methods were applied. RESULTS: among 3,557 AIDS cases, 213 (6%) presented KS; 95.3% of them occurred in males; male sex (OR=3.1; 95%CI=1.4;6.6), age at the AIDS diagnosis >28 years old (OR=1.6; 95%CI=1.0;2.6), MSM (OR=3.2; 95%CI=2.0;4.9), prior use of HAART (OR=0.4; 95%CI=0.3;0.5), AIDS diagnosis between 2007-2010 (OR=0.3; 95%CI=0.2;0.4), and CD4+ T-cell counting under 200cells/mm3 (OR=16.0; 95%CI=6.0;42.7) and 200-500cells/mm³ (OR=2,5; 95%CI=1.1;6.4) were associated to the occurrence of KS. CONCLUSION: KS has a high prevalence in São Paulo-SP; strategies for early HIV diagnosis may reduce this prevalence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-387
Number of pages9
JournalEpidemiologia e servicos de saude : revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

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