ELLIE E. SCHOENBAUM, M.D.; MICHAEL H. ALDERMAN, M.D.
To the editor: The increasing number and proportion of cases of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in women whose only demonstrable risk is heterosexual contact has worrisome implications for the heterosexual population and children born to women infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (1). We report the results of an anonymous prevalence survey of HIV antibody in women presenting for first trimester abortion to a medical facility located in the Bronx, where there is a cluster of reported AIDS cases associated with intravenous drug abuse (2). From 10 January to 10 March 1987, 353 pregnant women obtained first trimester
ELLIE E. SCHOENBAUM, MICHAEL H. ALDERMAN. Antibody to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Women Seeking Abortion in New York City. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:599. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-4-599_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(4):599.
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