Letter to the Editor
Recent reports of 12 confirmed cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Costa Rica have generated interest in the extent of spread of human T-lymphotropic virus type III/LAV (HTLV-III) in Latin America (1). To date, all cases of AIDS in Costa Rica have occurred in members of previously identified, high-risk groups, chiefly hemophiliacs. To examine the possibility of heterosexual transmission in Costa Rica, we utilized sera collected in a population-based case-control study of cervical cancer, conducted by the Costa Rican Demographic Association and other institution.
AIDS (Disease) – Patients; AIDS (Disease) – Risk factors; Costa Rica
Diseases | Epidemiology | Immune System Diseases | Public Health | Virus Diseases
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Oberle, M. W.,
Schable, C. A.,
Letter to the Editor (Human immunodeficiency virus in Costa Rica).
Epidemiological Bulletin, 8(1),