This article familiarizes the reader with AIDS among Asians and Pacific Islanders (A & PIs) in New York City.
The first section describes the epidemiology of AIDS among A & PIs in the United States and in New York City.
In the United States 4,131 A & PIs have been diagnosed with AIDS.
The age at diagnosis in the United States has been relatively stable over the past decade, although the proportion of diagnoses represented by older A & PIs (aged 40 to 49) has been increasing in New York City.
The proportion of heterosexual diagnoses have been relatively stable over the past 6 years, whereas other racial groups have shown increases in the proportion of heterosexual transmissions.
Data on defining opportunistic infections suggest that a different clinical pattern exists among A & PIs when compared with other racial groups diagnosed in New York City and the United States whereby A & PIs exhibit the highest proportion of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia of all groups.
The second section provides a discussion of some of the issues facing HIV positive A & PIs and their families in the process of accessing services at community-based HIV service organizations in New York City.
One broad concept emerged from the client focus group that served to organize the analysis : family-a compelling case for HIV service organizations to initiate, expand, and maintain family services, however family is defined. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Asiatique, Iles Océan Pacifique, Ethnie, Epidémiologie, Tendance, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Besoin, Accessibilité, Service santé, Milieu familial, Support social, Prévention, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, New York
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Asiatic, Pacific Ocean Islands, Ethnic group, Epidemiology, Trend, United States, North America, America, Human, Need, Accessibility, Health service, Family environment, Social support, Prevention, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0079178
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 14/05/1998.