E. Thomas Starcher

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To look for associations and trends in the reported frequencies of particular opportunistic diseases in AIDS patients, we analyzed diseases in the 30,632 AIDS patients in the United States reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) by 9 February 1987. Compared with all other AIDS patients, children were three times more likely to have cytomegalovirus(More)
To assess the level of reporting of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) cases, the authors reviewed death certificates for periods of 3 months during July through December 1985 in each of four cities: Washington, DC, New York City, Boston, and Chicago. Since reporting began in 1981, these cities have reported 38 percent of all AIDS cases in the United(More)
Since national surveillance for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) began in 1981, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has received reports of more than 20,000 cases of AIDS in the United States. As of December 31, 1985, 307 of these cases had been diagnosed in children younger than 13 years of age. The number of cases is increasing rapidly. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Integrating one or more public health programs may improve the ability of programs to achieve common goals. Expanding knowledge on how program integration occurs, how it benefits each individual program, and how it contributes to the achievement of common goals is an important area of inquiry in public health. METHODS The National Breast and(More)
From February through December 1978, venereal disease casefinders in Polk County, Iowa used an expanded interview period of at least 120 days to interview 983 gonorrhea patients for sexual partner information. We grouped patients according to sex and clinical findings and evaluated the percentage of all new cases identified by time intervals within the(More)
The incidence of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the United States has increased rapidly since the first reports in 1981. Highest estimated rates are among single (never-married) men in Manhattan and San Francisco, men and women who have abused drugs intravenously, and persons with hemophilia. Serosurveys among populations at increased risk for(More)
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