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JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes:
doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e318299cf00
Brief Report: Epidemiology and Prevention

Gonorrhea Infections Diagnosed Among Persons Living With HIV/AIDS: Identifying Opportunities for Integrated Prevention Services in New York City, Washington, DC, Miami/Dade County, and Arizona

Taylor, Melanie M. MD, MPH*,‡; Schillinger, Julia A. MD, MSc*,§; Furness, Bruce W. MD, MPH*,‖; Brewer, Toye MD, MPH*,¶,†; Newman, Daniel R. MA*; Pathela, Preeti DrPH§; Skinner, Julia MS; Braunstein, Sarah PhD, MPH§; Shepard, Colin MD§; Ahmed, Tashrik MPH; Griffin, Angelique MS; Blank, Susan MD, MPH*,§; Peterman, Thomas A. MD, MSc*

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Abstract

Abstract: 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.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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