NABIL T. NASSAR, M.D.
To the editor: The prevalence of antibody to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been determined in various non-high-risk groups in different parts of the world. Results ranged from 0% in South Africa and Venezuela to 0.17%, 0.15%, and 1.03% in blood donors in the United States, military recruits, and German blood donors, respectively (1-3). In other parts of the world the prevalence was higher—12.4% to 15.5% in Zairian controls and Rwandese blood donors, and up to 44% in Zambian females (4, 5). Similar data are not available yet for Arabs living in the Middle East. We therefore conducted a
NASSAR NT. HIV Antibody in Lebanese Arabs. Ann Intern Med. ;107:429. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-429_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(3):429.
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