Impact of Aids on the Military Recruitment: Interviews with Seropositive New Recruits
Final rept. 15 Oct 88-30 Jun 91,
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST (RTI) RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC
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In November, 1988, Research Triangle Institute began a study of risk factors for acquired immune deficiency syndrome AIDS caused by human immunodeficiency virus HIV infection in new military recruits. The three phase study was designed to ultimately compare risk factors between 600 HIV seropositive new recruits and 600 seronegative recruits rejected for other medical reasons in five Military Entrance Processing Stations MEPS. Under the initial plan, Phase 1 would include questionnaire development with a small pretest, Phase 2 would be a pilot study in five MEPS of 20 cases and 20 controls, and Phase 3 would be a full scale study of 1200 recruits. Phase 1, which was completed in February, 1989, included three former intravenous drug users in Raleigh, NC, and three asymptomatic HIV seropositive male homosexuals in Durham, NC.
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