A larger spectrum of severe HIV-1--related disease in intravenous drug users in New York City.

@article{Stoneburner1988ALS,
  title={A larger spectrum of severe HIV-1--related disease in intravenous drug users in New York City.},
  author={Rand L. Stoneburner and Don C Des Jarlais and Dr R Benezra and Leo Gorelkin and Jo L. Sotheran and Samuel R Friedman and Sarah Schultz and Michael J Marmor and Donna Mildvan and Robert Maslansky},
  journal={Science},
  year={1988},
  volume={242 4880},
  pages={916-9}
}
Increasing mortality in intravenous (IV) drug users not reported to surveillance as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has occurred in New York City coincident with the AIDS epidemic. From 1981 to 1986, narcotics-related deaths increased on average 32% per year from 492 in 1981 to 1996 in 1986. This increase included deaths from AIDS increasing from 0 to 905 and deaths from other causes, many of which were infectious diseases, increasing from 492 to 1091. Investigations of these deaths… CONTINUE READING

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