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AIDS associated with injecting-drug use--United States, 1995.

August 30, 1996
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1996 May 17;45(19):392-8. Unique Identifier :

Injecting-drug use is the second most frequently reported risk behavior for infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). As of December 31, 1995, of 513,486 cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) reported to CDC, 184,359 (36%) were directly or indirectly associated with injecting-drug use. Injecting-drug-user (IDU)-associated AIDS cases include persons who are IDUs (n = 161,891), their heterosexual sex partners (n = 18,710), and children (n = 3,758) whose mothers were IDUs or sex partners of IDUs. This report characterizes persons with and trends in IDU-associated AIDS reported to CDC through 1995 from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/EPIDEMIOLOGY/*ETIOLOGY Adolescence Adult AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/EPIDEMIOLOGY Female Human Male Risk-Taking *Substance Abuse, Intravenous/COMPLICATIONS/EPIDEMIOLOGY/ MICROBIOLOGY United States/EPIDEMIOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE