To estimate the excess mortality of injecting drug users (IDU) stratified by HIV serostatus compared with the general population in Italy.
To compare total and cause-specific mortality in HIV-positive versus HIV-negative IDU, in order to identify possible HIV-related non-AIDS causes of death in this population.
All IDU attending two drug-treatment centres in Rome who underwent HIV testing between 1985 and 1991 were enrolled into a prospective study.
The end-point of the study was death from any cause by 31 December 1991.
Mortality rates were compared using age-adjusted standardized mortality ratios and person-time techniques.
Of the 2431 IDU, 1661 (68.3%) were HIV-seronegative and 82 seroconverted.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Séropositivité, Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Italie, Europe, Homme, Immunodéficit, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Seropositivity, Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Mortality, Epidemiology, Italy, Europe, Human, Immune deficiency, Immunopathology
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Cote : 94-0214883
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.