Samuel Perry, MD; Lawrence Jacobsberg, MD, PhD; Karen Fogel, RN
To the Editor: Three previous case reports (1-3) have suggested possible female-to-female sexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Sabatini and colleagues (1) described a 37-year-old immunodeficient homosexual woman who died of systemic candidiasis and whose autopsy examination showed T-cell lymphoma. Both the patient and her healthy female partner denied drug use or sexual contact with men; but doubts remain about the reliability of the women's histories because no explanation was provided how either partner acquired HIV. Marmor and colleagues (2) reported a 26-year-old HIV-seropositive bisexual woman (Patient 1) whose lymphadenopathy developed 1 month after a lesbian relationship with a
Perry S, Jacobsberg L, Fogel K. Orogenital Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Ann Intern Med. ;111:951–952. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-11-951_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(11):951-952.
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