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Public health surveillance of AIDS and HIV infections
 Chin J
  All registered figures for AIDS cases are collected at the WHO. These figures are added together even though they are based on totally different definitions. As the WHO writes in it's Bulletin: "Reports of AIDS cases from most of the industrialized countries of Europe, North America and Oceania are based primarily on the CDC/WHO definition; those from Africa are, in general, based on nationally adapted versions of the WHO clinical (Bangui) definition; and those from other countries involve a combination of these definitions."
  Bulletin of the WHO, 1990; 68(5): 529-361990
Update on Uganda : an analysis of the predictions and assumptions about the former epicenter of the AIDS epidemic. Implications for other African countries
 Fiala Chistian
  "Not only are the figures on HIV infections unreliable and misleading, but so are the official Aids statistics. The diagnosis of Aids in Africa is based on a special definition for developing countries (the so called “Bangui definition”), which WHO decided in 1985 (WHO; Workshop on Aids in Central Africa, Bangui22.-25. October 1985, Dokument WHO/CDS/AIDS/85.1, Genf, 1985, WHO, Global programme on AIDS; Provisional WHO clinical case definition for AIDS, Wkly-Epidemiol-Rec, 1986; March 7; no 10: 72-3). According to this definition, Aids is diagnosed on the basis of non-specific clinical symptoms and without an HIV test. Even today in Uganda and other African countries, people with for example continuous diarrhoea, weight loss and itching are declared to be suffering from Aids. But also the typical symptoms for tuberculosis – fever, weight loss and coughing – are officially considered to be Aids, even without an HIV test (Reporting form for Aids; Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda: online at:http://aids-kritik.de/aids/SA/meldeformulare.htm). On a global level, WHO continues the “processing” of the figures. Reports from all countries are added together, although the people have been diagnosed on the basis of very different definitions (Chin J, public health surveillance of aids and hiv definitions, bulletin of the WHO, 1990, 68(5), 529-36)."
AIDS IN AFRICA – THE WAY FORWARD, Retrospect from a European point of view
 Fiala Chistian
  The US American Centers for Disease Control and the Pan-American Health Organisation arrived independently of each other at the conclusion that the WHO definition "may not be adequate for clinical work" because of "the potential inapplicability of that definition". They therefore established two further definitions for the diagnosis of AIDS in developing countries (De Cock et al, AIDS surveillance in Africa: a reappraisal of case definitions, BMJ, 1991; 303: 1185-8, Weniger et al, A simplified surveillance case definition of AIDS derived from empirical clinical data, Journal Of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , 1992; 5: 1212-23)