Epidemiology of HIV Infection in the Developed World

  • Author: Mauro Schechter, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

    Trends in HIV Infection Rates Among Injection Drug Users
    • Estimated number of HIV diagnoses among injection drug users in the US has decreased, including among MSM who also use injection drugs[CDC 2013a]
    • Similar pattern is seen in most developed countries[PHAC 2012; EuroHIV 2013]
    • Trends are attributable to the introduction of harm reduction programs and to changing patterns of drug use[SAMHSA 2013]
    Risk Behavior Among Injection Drug Users
      HIV Presentation Among Injection Drug Users

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