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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.

*Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Impact Factor: 4.39). 09/2013; 64(1):115-20. DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e318299cf00
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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.

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