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Obviously, for sexually active infected persons for whom one can deÞnitively rule out any exposure since 1978 through needle-sharing, male-male sex, or history of transfusion prior to 1985, they most likely were infected heterosexually (barring rare modes and infrequent occupational exposures). However, CDC has deÞned heterosexualcontact cases based on evidence that one or more sex partners is in a primary risk group or is known to have tested positive or to have AIDS. Most case reports are completed by infection control practitioners or health department staff from abstraction of medical records and heterosexual risk factors may not be documented unless the provider inquired about the risk behaviors or infection status of current and prior partners.
35. CDC. Guidelines for national HIV case surveillance, including monitoring for HIV and AIDS. MMWR 1999;48(RR-13):1Ð31. 36. CDC. ClassiÞcation system for human immunodeÞciency virus (HIV) infection in children under 13 years of age. MMWR 1987;36:225Ð236. 37. CDC. 1994 Revised classiÞcation system for human immunodeÞciency virus infection in children less than 13 years of age. MMWR 1994;43(RR-12):1Ð9. 38. Gostin LO, Lazzarini Z, Neslund V, et al. The public health information infrastructure. JAMA 1996;275:1921Ð1927.
AIDS prevalence by risk group for men is shown in Fig. 13. Although most seroprevalence surveys have been discontinued, the data available from 1993 through 1997 highlight the high HIV prevalence rates among black MSM in STD clinics, compared to Hispanics and whites (Fig. 14). Injecting Drug Users (IDU) The epidemic in drug-using populations has been disproportionately concentrated among racial/ethnic minorities, especially black and Hispanic men and women on the east coast. Seroprevalence surveys have documented large differentials in HIV prevalence among IDU entering drug treatment in cities on the east coast versus the west coast (Fig.