In a prospective study, IE incidence was found to be higher in HIV positive IVDUs
, especially patients with advanced immunosupression than HIV negative patients.
During the Group's first sessions, Donna disclosed that she was infected with HIV as a result of unprotected sexual contact with her now ex-husband who had a history of IVDU
The total self-reported proportion of inmates who indicated IVDU
was approximately 27% of the population.
8%) risk groups than in patients in the IVDU
risk group (17.
COREEN FARRIS is a research assistant with the IVDU
Project at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Among adult females, two-thirds were considered to be infected through IVDU
and 19 percent by heterosexual transmission.
IE is a rare entity of CA-MRSA presentation, especially in non-intravenous drug users (IVDU
), and CA-MRSA endocarditis cases are mostly restricted to IVDUs
, especially among HIV-infected patients with the USA300 strain.
7) W16 CC IVDU
& blood 15-55 transfusion W17 CC Community Not reported W18 CS Blood donors 18-62 W19 CS Community 10-65 W20 CS Prison 30.
3 Marital status (%) Never married (n = 22) 40 Divorced/separated (n = 20) 36 Married (n = 7) 13 Widowed (n = 6) 11 Children (%) 1 child (n = 19) 35 2-5 children (n = 21) 38 Mode of transmission (%) Sexual contact (n = 33) 60 IVDU
(n = 12) 22 Sexual contact and IVDU
(n = 10) 18 Absolute CD4 (cells/mm3) 167 152.
The percentage of AIDS patients covered by medicaid who were male, homosexual, and IVDU
, was 18 percent, compared with 8 percent for the same group who were not covered by Medicaid (Kizer et al.
We have studied the association of HGV infection to risk factors in chronic liver disease patient groups who were not regularly exposed to blood or blood products and were not IVDUs
at the time, 66% (24/36) of these patients had identifiable risk factors such as blood transfusion during surgery, previous IVDU
or high risk behaviour.