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Recurrent Infections and Lymphadenopathy in the Child of a Hemophiliac: A Survey of Children of Hemophiliacs Positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody

MARGARET V. RAGNI, M.D.; JOEL A. SPERO, M.D.; FRANKLIN A. BONTEMPO, M.D.; and JESSICA H. LEWIS, M.D.
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▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Margaret V. Ragni, M.D.; Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh, 812 Fifth Avenue; Pittsburgh, PA 15219.


University of Pittsburgh; and Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(6):886-887. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-105-6-886
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The etiologic agent of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is transmitted through homosexual or heterosexual contact. Persons who have contracted AIDS through heterosexual contact, accounting for 2% of the total cases of AIDS, include primarily women who are the sexual partners of intravenous drug users or of bisexual men who have AIDS or its related complex or who are HIV antibody positive (1-4). Moreover, such women are often also at risk through their own lifestyles, which may include intravenous drug use or prostitution. In contrast, the risk of HIV transmission in heterosexual partners of hemophiliacs

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