Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 49, Issue 11–12, pp 1836–1839 | Cite as

Coinfection: Helicobacter pylori/Human Immunodeficiency Virus

  • Martin OlmosEmail author
  • Valentina Araya
  • Eduardo Pskorz
  • Eduardo Coronado Quesada
  • Hugo Concetti
  • Hector Perez
  • Pedro Cahn


To compare H. pylori infection prevalence and gastric mucosa damage in HIV-infected and non-HIV-infected patients, gastric biopsies were systematically taken in 209 individuals who underwent upper Gl endoscopy (102 HIV-infected and 107 non-HIV-infected). H. pylori was found in 42 (41.1%) HIV-infected patients and in 53 (49.5%) non-HIV patients (P=0.22, χ2 = 1.47, NS). In HIV-positive patients infected with H. pylori the mean CD4 count was higher than in HIV-positive patients without H. pylori (364 and 228 cells/mm3, respectively; P = 0.0001). H. pylori gastritis was more severe in the HIV-positive group (χ2 = 15.02, P = 0.0001). The frequency of H. pylori in gastric mucosa in HIV-infected and non-HIV patients was similar. HIV-infected patients with H. pylori had a higher mean CD4 count than HIV-infected individuals without H. pylori. Gastric lesions associated with H. pylori were more severe in the HIV-positive population.

HIV AIDS Helicobacter pylori gastritis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Olmos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Valentina Araya
    • 1
  • Eduardo Pskorz
    • 1
  • Eduardo Coronado Quesada
    • 1
  • Hugo Concetti
    • 2
  • Hector Perez
    • 3
  • Pedro Cahn
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of GastroenterologyHospital FernándezArgentina
  2. 2.Division of PathologyHospital FernándezArgentina
  3. 3.Unit of Infectious DiseasesHospital FernándezArgentina

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