Excess mortality among injection drug users with AIDS, New York city (1999-2004)

Melissa R. Pfeiffer, David B. Hanna, Elizabeth M. Begier, Kent A. Sepkowitz, Regina Zimmerman, Judith E. Sackoff

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Abstract

We calculated proportions and trends in contributing causes of death among persons with AIDS (PWA) and a history of injection drug use (IDU) in New York City and compared the proportions with those among PWA with a transmission risk of high-risk heterosexual sex (HRH) and men who have sex with men (MSM). We included all 10,575 injection drug user, HRH, and MSM residents aged 13+ years with AIDS reported by September 30, 2006, who died from 1999 through 2004. Accidental drug overdose was the most frequent contributing cause of death among IDUs (20.5%). Overdose prevention initiatives may greatly and immediately reduce deaths among PWA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-253
Number of pages9
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume46
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 10 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • AIDS
  • cause of death
  • injection drug users
  • mortality
  • overdose
  • preventable death

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
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Pfeiffer, M. R., Hanna, D. B., Begier, E. M., Sepkowitz, K. A., Zimmerman, R., & Sackoff, J. E. (2011). Excess mortality among injection drug users with AIDS, New York city (1999-2004). Substance Use and Misuse, 46(2-3), 245-253. https://doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2011.522850

Excess mortality among injection drug users with AIDS, New York city (1999-2004). / Pfeiffer, Melissa R.; Hanna, David B.; Begier, Elizabeth M.; Sepkowitz, Kent A.; Zimmerman, Regina; Sackoff, Judith E.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 46, No. 2-3, 10.01.2011, p. 245-253.

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Pfeiffer, MR, Hanna, DB, Begier, EM, Sepkowitz, KA, Zimmerman, R & Sackoff, JE 2011, 'Excess mortality among injection drug users with AIDS, New York city (1999-2004)', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 46, no. 2-3, pp. 245-253. https://doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2011.522850
Pfeiffer, Melissa R. ; Hanna, David B. ; Begier, Elizabeth M. ; Sepkowitz, Kent A. ; Zimmerman, Regina ; Sackoff, Judith E. / Excess mortality among injection drug users with AIDS, New York city (1999-2004). In: Substance Use and Misuse. 2011 ; Vol. 46, No. 2-3. pp. 245-253.
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