Predictors of hospitalization for HIV-positive women and men drug users, 1996-2000

Ellie E. Schoenbaum, Yungtai Lo, Michelle Floris-Moore

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Objective: This study sought to determine whether health outcomes differed by gender in a cohort of African American, Hispanic American, and white drug users. Methods: The authors studied hospitalization rates and discharge diagnoses in the HERO Study, an ongoing prospective study of drug users that included HIV-positive and HIV-negative opiate users. The data are from 1996-2000, when highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) was available. Results: Women had higher rates of hospitalization than men independent of HIV status, and there was no association between ethnicity and hospitalization. Being a woman was an independent risk factor for HIV and non-HIV-related hospitalization. Conclusion: Health disparities between men and women extend to HIV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S60-S66
JournalPublic Health Reports
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Nov 28 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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