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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682On-line version ISSN 1678-9849


BATISTA, Keila Zaniboni Siqueira et al. Influence of comorbidities on CD4+/CD8+ proportion in HIV-positive patients in Blumenau, State of Santa Catarina: a retrospective study. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2017, vol.50, n.5, pp.666-669. ISSN 0037-8682.


The objective was to identify comorbidities related to HIV-positive patients in Blumenau, State of Santa Catarina.


A retrospective, descriptive observational design study which analyzed data from 424 patients assisted by the sexually transmitted disease/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (STD/AIDS) Specialized Care Service (SCS).


Of 424 medical records analyzed, 388 patients presented CD4+/CD8+ ratios lower than 1. The most prevalent comorbidities were smoking, depression, alcoholism, and herpes zoster infection, in males and females.


The most relevant comorbidity in both genders was herpes zoster, an important marker of immunity in patients. The lowest mean was observed among patients with neurotoxoplasmosis.

Keywords : HIV infection; Comorbidities; CD4+/CD8+ ratio..

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