Steven Stellman - Trends in the first ten years of AIDS in New York City. The New York City Department of Health AIDS Surveillance Team

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  Thomas, P. A., Weisfuse, I. B., Greenberg, A. E., Bernard, G. A.,   Tytun, A., Stellman, S. D. 137 (2) 121-33-

  Abstract: With over 37,000 cases of acquired   immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) reported by the end of 1991, New   York City had reported nearly 20% of all US cases in the first   decade of the AIDS epidemic. This report examines cases diagnosed   through 1990 and reported through 1991 to describe rates and   trends in the affected subpopulations. Case data were collected   by the New York City Department of Health AIDS Surveillance Team,   using a format standardized by the federal Centers for Disease   Control. Deaths attributable to human immunodeficiency virus   (HIV) infection were examined using data provided by the New York   City Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics. From 1981   through 1990, 37,436 cases of AIDS were diagnosed: 83% in men   over the age of 19 years, 15% in women over 19, 2% in children   under 13, and less than 1% in teenagers aged 13-19. Cumulative   rates in New York City adults were as high as 100 per 10,000 in   nine neighborhoods. Predominant trends included a sustained   plateau in reported incidence in men who reported having sex with   men and a continuing rise in cases in injection drug users and   women infected through heterosexual intercourse. HIV-related   deaths in men, women, and children were continuing to rise at the   end of the decade. During the first decade of the AIDS/HIV   epidemic, case surveillance in New York City measured the visible   portion of the epidemic and provided important data on   subepidemics.

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