HIV infection and IV drug use: medical examiner cases in Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey.
Patterns of HIV infection and IV drug use in 697 Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey, 1986-1987 Medical Examiner (ME) cases, aged 15-59 years, were examined.
All cases had toxicology tests for drugs and had been autopsied.
Postmortem stored sera were blind-tested and confirmed for the presence of HIV-1-antibody by the New Jersey Department of Health.
All cases and IV drug users were dichotomized according to the presence/absence of HIV-1-antibody and were then analyzed for differences in demographic and postmortem characteristics.
Subjects were predominantly Black men aged 30-44 years; the 119 HIV(+) cases were even more likely to be Black or Hispanic and in the 30-44 age group.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Suicide, Race, Age, Typologie, Epidémiologie, Rétrospective, Homme, Postmortem, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Suicide, Race, Age, Typology, Epidemiology, Retrospective, Human, Postmortem, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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Code Inist : 002B18C05. Création : 199406.