Decrease in the proportion of injecting drug use-related HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

@article{Mitty2008DecreaseIT,
  title={Decrease in the proportion of injecting drug use-related HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.},
  author={Jennifer Adelson Mitty and Lauri B. Bazerman and Kyra Selwyn and Curt G. Beckwith and Nickolas D. Zaller and Josiah D. Rich},
  journal={The AIDS reader},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 12},
  pages={596-600}
}
Injection drug use (IDU) has been a route for HIV transmission since the beginning of the epidemic. This review focuses on an apparent decrease in the proportion of IDU-related HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island from 1999 to the present. Although there are differences in HIV/AIDS reporting requirements among these states, the dramatic reduction in the proportion of HIV and AIDS cases related to IDU is notable and is comparable to the 42% decline in HIV diagnoses… CONTINUE READING