Dissident AIDS Database

Co-factorsRecreational drugsGeneralTuberculosis
Clinical features of drug use and drug use related to HIV.
 Brettle, R. P.
  A variety of important medical problems, both non-infective and infective in nature, are associated with drug use. A number of micro-organisms are associated with the non-sterile nature of injection drug use (IDU) whilst a number of blood borne viruses, including retroviruses such as HIV, are easily transmitted to individuals involved in the sharing of injection equipment. Practitioners require knowledge of infection and non-infection related medical conditions associated with IDU since they may mimic each other.
  Int. J. STD & AIDS 7: 151-165, 19961996
Increasing incidence of tuberculosis in a prison inmate population, associated with HIV-infection.
 Braun, M. M., Truman, B. I., Maguire, B., Di Ferdinando, G. T., Jr., Wormser, G., Broaddus, R. and Morse, D. L.
  Among 54 prisoners with tuberculosis in New York state, 47 were street-drug users, but only 24 were infected with HIV
  J. Am. Med. Assoc. 261: 393-397, 19891989
Resurgent tuberculosis in New York City.
 Brudney, K. and Dobkin, J.
  Among 97 intravenous drug users in New York with active tuberculosis, 88 were HIV-positive and 9 were HIV-negative; and among 6 "crack" (cocaine) smokers with tuberculosis, 3 were HIV-negative
  Am. Rev. Respir. Dis. 144: 744-749, 19911991
Dark Paradise: opiate addiction in America before 1940.
 Courtwright DT.
  An early American study by the pathologist Willis Butler first drew attention in 1921 "to the fact that most addicts suffered from a serious illness, such as syphilis or tuberculosis"
  Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1982.1982
HIV-related deaths from selected infectious diseases among persons without AIDS in New Jersey.
 Hayes, T., Altman, R., Akili-Obika, A., Buehler, J. W., Costa, S. J., Beil, J. K., Moore, L. G., Massey, J. W. and Williams, N. M.
  A survey of the causes of death of 412 intravenous drug users from New Jersey, revealed many HIV-free cases, including at least 48 pneumonias, 35 tuberculoses, and 6 encephalopathies
  Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 7: 1074-1078, 19941994