Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 3rd, 2006
In a recent report published in the journal AIDS, researchers in France conducted a study to "measure the impact of AIDS on adult mortality by systematically investigating all deaths during 3 months, in the city of Pointe-Noire where the HIV epidemic emerged 20 years ago and leveled-off around 5% among adults."
An exhaustive "morgue-based study" was undertaken in "a city where by law all bodies should be registered at the morgue" before they can be legally buried. From June 30 to October 19, 2001, a clinical examination of all bodies registered at...
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