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NCJ Number: 119733 Find in a Library
Title: Current and Future Trends in AIDS in New York City (From AIDS and Substance Abuse, P 159-174, 1988, Larry Siegel, ed., -- See NCJ-119722)
Author(s): S C Joseph
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Over the past five years, the proportion of AIDS cases has risen among intravenous (IV) drug users in New York City.
Abstract: At the same time, the proportion of AIDS among gay and bisexual men has fallen. Intravenous drug users continue to be the major channel of HIV infection to children and heterosexuals. It is projected that by 1991, there will be over 40,000 cumulative AIDS cases in New York City, with close to 30,000 deaths. Controlling the spread of HIV infection among drug addicts, children, and heterosexuals requires education, outreach, and exploration of strategies such as increasing the legal availability of sterile needles and syringes. Massive programs of public health education and voluntary, confidential risk-reduction counseling, and HIV antibody testing will continue to be the main weapons for reducing the spread of HIV infection among people engaged in high-risk behavior as well as among the general public. 11 charts.
Main Term(s): Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
Index Term(s): Drug dependence; Future trends; New York
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