Tuberculosis, AIDS, and death among substance abusers on welfare in New York City.

@article{Friedman1996TuberculosisAA,
  title={Tuberculosis, AIDS, and death among substance abusers on welfare in New York City.},
  author={Lloyd N. Friedman and Marie T. Williams and Tajinder Pal Singh and Thomas R Frieden},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={334 13},
  pages={
          828-33
        }
}
BACKGROUND In New York City, the incidence of tuberculosis has more than doubled during the past decade. We examined the incidence of tuberculosis and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and the rate of death from all causes in a very-high-risk group--indigent subjects who abuse drugs, alcohol, or both. METHODS In 1984 we began to study prospectively a cohort of welfare applicants and recipients 18 to 64 years of age who abused drugs or alcohol. The incidence rates of tuberculosis… CONTINUE READING

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