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HIV-related tuberculosis in a transgender network--Baltimore, Maryland, and New York City area, 1998-2000.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10858008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During June-August 1998, the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program of the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) identified four cases of TB among young black men. Three of these men also had human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The four reported belonging to a social network of transgender persons (i.e., persons who identify with or express a gender and/or sex different from their biologic sex) (1). By October 1998, test results on Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from the four men demonstrated a matching 11-band DNA fingerprint pattern (2), suggesting that these case-patients were epidemiologically linked. This report describes the public health investigation of these TB case-patients to identify contacts in Baltimore and the New York City area (NYC); the findings suggest that an interstate outbreak of TB has occurred within a social network that includes transgender persons.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0149-2195     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-11     Completed Date:  2000-07-11     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-20     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
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MeSH Terms
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / epidemiology*,  transmission
Baltimore / epidemiology
Cluster Analysis
Contact Tracing*
DNA Fingerprinting
Disease Outbreaks
HIV Infections / epidemiology
Homosexuality, Male*
Middle Aged
Mycobacterium tuberculosis / genetics
New York City / epidemiology
Tuberculosis / epidemiology*,  transmission

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