Our data clearly show that after an initial period of exponential growth, the expansion of the three main subtypes began to decrease asa consequence of the introduction of antiHCV screening tests and political and educational measures avoiding needle sharing among IVDUs
Namely, the IVDU
population in Slovenia has so far largely been spared from HIV infection and it also seems that the MSM population in Slovenia has so far largely been spared from HCV infection.
diphtheriae endocarditis have underlying cardiac disease, prosthetic valves, or a history of IVDU
Our patient was an IVDU
and he did not know when he first contracted HIV or HCV.
8 Less Judgmental of pts with history of IVDU
Attitudes of stigma associated with HIV infection, homosexuality, and IVDU
were apparent from the Group's onset.
The prevalent HIVAN-presenting clinical patient case would be an African-American male between the ages of 20-64 with a history of IVDU
, who presents with proteinuria due to the nephrotic syndrome; absence of hematuria on urinalysis; rapidly progressive renal insufficiency; normal blood pressure; and large, echogenic kidneys seen on ultrasound (Dellow et al.
The general model specified self-reported IVDU
and history of sharing needles as an outcome with selected demographic variables including ethnicity, age, education, and income prior to incarceration as predictor variables.
The population included 142 patients (36%) with IVDU
risk, 58 (15%) with heterosexual risk, .
FENAUGHTY is a research associate with the IVDU
Project at the University of Alaska Anchorage (Department of Psychology, ESB Room 207, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508-4614; anamfl@uaa.
If they have a sexual partner, it is most likely that he too is an IVDU
(Cohen, Hauer, & Wofsy, 1989).
Fifty-nine percent of New Jersey's AIDS cases were IVDU
-related (heterosexual and homosexual or bisexual IVDU
), and only 28 percent of cases nationwide had a history of IVDU