Implications of the revised surveillance definition: AIDS among New York City drug users

Don Des Jarlais, J. Wenston, S. R. Friedman, J. L. Sotheran, R. Maslansky, M. Marmor, S. Yancovitz, S. Beatrice

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has proposed revising the AIDS surveillance definition to include any HIV-seropositive person with a CD4 cell count of less than 200 cells per microliter. Based on a study of persons receiving treatment for HIV infection, this new definition would lead to an estimated 50% increase in the number of persons recognized as living with AIDS. Among 440 HIV-seropositive research subjects recruited from drug treatment programs and through street outreach in New York City, 59 met this definition, yet only 25% of those had been reported to the New York City AIDS registry. The new definition, if combined with HIV and T-cell testing at drug treatment and street outreach programs, could thus yield very large increases in the number of injecting drug users meeting the new surveillance definition of AIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1531-1533
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume82
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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Drug Users
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV
Research Subjects
Street Drugs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
HIV Infections
Registries
Therapeutics
T-Lymphocytes
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Des Jarlais, D., Wenston, J., Friedman, S. R., Sotheran, J. L., Maslansky, R., Marmor, M., ... Beatrice, S. (1992). Implications of the revised surveillance definition: AIDS among New York City drug users. American Journal of Public Health, 82(11), 1531-1533. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.82.11.1531

Implications of the revised surveillance definition : AIDS among New York City drug users. / Des Jarlais, Don; Wenston, J.; Friedman, S. R.; Sotheran, J. L.; Maslansky, R.; Marmor, M.; Yancovitz, S.; Beatrice, S.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 82, No. 11, 01.01.1992, p. 1531-1533.

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Des Jarlais, D, Wenston, J, Friedman, SR, Sotheran, JL, Maslansky, R, Marmor, M, Yancovitz, S & Beatrice, S 1992, 'Implications of the revised surveillance definition: AIDS among New York City drug users', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 82, no. 11, pp. 1531-1533. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.82.11.1531
Des Jarlais, Don ; Wenston, J. ; Friedman, S. R. ; Sotheran, J. L. ; Maslansky, R. ; Marmor, M. ; Yancovitz, S. ; Beatrice, S. / Implications of the revised surveillance definition : AIDS among New York City drug users. In: American Journal of Public Health. 1992 ; Vol. 82, No. 11. pp. 1531-1533.
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