GUSTAVO ROJAS, M.D.; EDUARDO GOTUZZO, M.D.; AUGUSTO YI, M.D.; FREDERICK KOSTER, M.D.
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To the editor: The rapidity of the international spread of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) depends on the extent of travel of, and contact between, at-risk groups. In 1980, coincident with the first case of AIDS in San Francisco, 11 % of homosexual men there had antibody to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, formerly HTLV-III/LAV) (1). In Peru, nine cases of AIDS have been diagnosed through 1985 (2), all but one in homosexual men with a history of travel to, or residence in, an endemic city (3, 4) (one case was in a hemophiliac who received a blood transfusion in
ROJAS G, GOTUZZO E, YI A, KOSTER F. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Peru. Ann Intern Med. ;105:465–466. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-465_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):465-466.
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