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.