Impact of HIV infection on non-AIDS mortality among Italian injecting drug users.

@article{Zaccarelli1994ImpactOH,
  title={Impact of HIV infection on non-AIDS mortality among Italian injecting drug users.},
  author={Mauro Zaccarelli and Pietro Gattari and Giovanni Rezza and Susanna Conti and Laura Spizzichino and David Vlahov and Giuseppe Ippolito and Van Den Lelli and C. Valenzi},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={1994},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={345-50}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate the excess mortality of injecting drug users (IDU) stratified by HIV serostatus compared with the general population in Italy. To compare total and cause-specific mortality in HIV-positive versus HIV-negative IDU, in order to identify possible HIV-related non-AIDS causes of death in this population. METHODS All IDU attending two drug-treatment centres in Rome who underwent HIV testing between 1985 and 1991 were enrolled into a prospective study. The end-point of the… CONTINUE READING