HIV | HIV Indicator Diseases Across Europe Study

HIV research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this non-interventional study is to implement a survey initiative to assess HIV prevalence for one or more diseases and/or conditions within a specific segment of the population not yet diagnosed with HIV, who presents for care with the specific disease/condition. The list of diseases below is not indicative of the most important indicator diseases for HIV but rather a list of diseases suggested for surveillance. This study will enrol patients presenting with the following diseases/conditions: 1. Presenting for care of malignant lymphoma, irrespective of type 2. Presenting for care of cervical or anal dysplasia or cancer, (Cervical CIN II and above) 3. Presenting for care of Hepatitis B or C virus infection (acute or chronic - and irrespective of time of diagnosis relative to time of survey), 4. Presenting with ongoing mononucleosis-like illness 5. Presenting with unexplained leukocytopenia or thrombocytopenia lasting at least 4 weeks 6. Presenting with seborrheic dermatitis / exanthema 7. Presenting with pneumonia, admitted to hospital for at least 24h 8. Presenting with unexplained lymphadenopathy 9. Presenting with peripheral neuropathy of unknown cause (diagnosed by neurologist) 10. Presenting with primary lung cancer 11. Presenting with severe or recalcitrant psoriasis (newly diagnosed)

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - HIV status unknown - Presenting for care with 1 of the 11 indicator diseases surveyed. Exclusion Criteria: - Known HIV positive

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?


Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: February 2012

Completed Date: June 2014


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: Prevalence of HIV

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Jens D Lundgren, Prof.

Lead Sponsor: Jesper Grarup


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