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Interactions entre L’infection a VIH, le SIDA et les autres MST

Interactions between HIV-infection, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases


Human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is mainly transmitted by sexual intercourses. History of STD’s and serological markers of STD’s are frequently encountered in HIV-infected patients. This is partly due to a common mode of transmission. However, it has been clearly demonstrated that ulcerative and non ulcerative STD’s are able to favour the sexual transmission of HIV. In addition, the HIV epidemic has a profound impact on clinical presentation of STD’s and justify specific therapeutical attitudes.


Le Virus de l’Immunodéficience Humaine (VIH) est principalement transmis par contact sexuel. Les antécédents de MST et les marqueurs sérologiques d’infections à germes sexuellement transmis sont fréquents chez les patients infectés par le VIH. Ceci est en partie dû aux modes de transmission commun de ces infections. Cependant, il est actuellement clairement démontré que les MST, ulcératives ou non, peuvent favoriser la transmission sexuelles du VIH. Par ailleurs, l’épidémie d’infection à VIH a modifié sensiblement le tableau clinique des MST et nécessite une actualisation de leur prise en charge thérapeutique.


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Van de Perre, P. Interactions entre L’infection a VIH, le SIDA et les autres MST. Androl. 1, 29–31 (1991).

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  • AIDS
  • HIV
  • STD’s
  • sexual transmission
  • treatment
  • prevention

Mots clés

  • SIDA
  • VIH
  • MST
  • transmission sexuelle
  • traitement
  • prévention