Epidemiology of Reported HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections during the COVID-19 Pandemic, New York City

Sarah L. Braunstein, Jennifer Sanderson Slutsker, Rachael Lazar, Dipal Shah, Robin R. Hennessy, Shirley X. Chen, Preeti Pathela, Demetre C. Daskalakis, Julia A. Schillinger

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Abstract

Early in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, a statewide executive order (PAUSE) severely restricted the movement of New Yorkers from 23 March to 7 June 2020. We used New York City surveillance data for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis to describe trends in diagnosis and reporting surrounding PAUSE. During PAUSE, the volume of positive HIV/sexually transmitted infection tests, and diagnoses of HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis declined substantially, reaching a nadir in April before rebounding. Some shifts in characteristics of reported cases were identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)798-803
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume224
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • CoV 2
  • HIV
  • SARS
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • surveillance

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