Significant advances have been made in the treatment of HIV disease in the last two years.
As a result of these advances and prevention efforts, the CDC recently reported the first decline in AIDS-related mortality since the CDC began tracking the epidemic in the early 1980's. This good news, however, may lead to a sense of victory and complacency when, in some populations, little impact has been felt.
Although the rate of new HIV infections is falling in the general population, the incidence among African-American women jumped from 30.1 cases per 100,000 in 1991, to 50.1 cases per 100,000 women in 1995.
African-American adolescents represent 36% of diagnosed cases of HIV infection and many more go undetectcd until adulthood.
AIDS is now the sixth leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year olds and estimates indicate that a disproportionate number are African-American.
Has research identified thc special needs of these populations and how to address them, and if not, what needs to be done.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Besoin utilisateur, Service santé, Noir américain, Négroïde, Age, Sexe, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, User need, Health service, Black American, Negroid, Age, Sex, United States, North America, America, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0082139
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 31/05/1999.