Recently, we analyzed the reported cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in women in the United States.1 We found two areas of great concern: first, women are more likely than men to acquire AIDS through heterosexual intercourse, and second, women are the source of disease for about 80% of children with AIDS. In this column we will discuss the source and distribution of AIDS in women, and in a future piece we will discuss women as the source of infection for pediatric AIDS cases.
Diseases | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Immune System Diseases | Virus Diseases | Women's Health
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Guinan, M. E.,
Women and AIDS: The future is grim.
Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association, 42(5),