Persons living with HIV/AIDS who acquire new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) pose a risk for enhanced transmission of both HIV and STDs. To describe the frequency of HIV coinfection among gonorrhea cases (GC), HIV and GC surveillance databases (2000–2008) were cross-matched in New York City (NYC), Washington, DC (DC), Miami/Dade County (MDC), and Arizona (AZ). During 2000–2008, 4.6% (9471/205,689) of reported GCs occurred among persons with previously diagnosed HIV: NYC (5.5%), DC (7.3%), MDC (4%), and AZ (2%). The overall HIV-GC coinfection rates increased over the study period in all 4 sites. Real-time data integration could allow for enhanced prevention among persons with HIV infection and acute STDs.
*Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA;
‡STD Program, Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix, AZ;
§New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Long Island City, NY;
‖HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration, District of Columbia Department of Health, Washington DC; and
¶Miami/Dade County Department of Health, Miami, FL.
Presented in part: (1) Abstract #TUDC0103, at AIDS2012, July, 2012, Washington, DC; (2) Abstract # LB4, at National STD Prevention Conference, March 2012, Minneapolis, MN; (3) Abstract #P1-S4.01 at International Society for STD Research Conference, July 2011, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Correspondence to: Melanie M. Taylor, MD, MPH, CDC/NCHHSTP/DSTDP, 1645 East Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85006 (e-mail: email@example.com).
Received February 05, 2013
Accepted April 26, 2013