Omoigui Nowa, MD
To the Editors: In a recent issue of Annals, two interesting articles about the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Africa were published (1, 2). One article was a single-city, clinic-based prospective cohort study from Kigali, Rwanda, and the other was an editorial that proposed to examine the future of AIDS in Africa as a whole. I commend the authors of both articles for their valuable contributions.
Future epidemiologic surveys of AIDS in African countries, however, should evaluate not only the urban-rural discrepancy in prevalence but also the variations between urban centers that are coastal in location (or ports of entry
Nowa O. AIDS in Africa. Ann Intern Med. ;117:347–348. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-4-347
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(4):347-348.
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