AIDS in the Americas

Thomas C. Quinn, Fernando R.k. Zacarias, Ronald K. John

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Within the past decade, more than 100,000 persons with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or 70 percent of the worldwide total, have been described in 45 of the 46 countries in the Western Hemisphere. Two articles in this issue of the Journal highlight the growing public health problem of AIDS in the Americas and the controversial steps taken by one country to control the disease.1,2 serologic studies such as the report by Cortes et al.1 permit a better understanding of future directions and trends in the spread of human immunodeficiency virus Type 1 (HIV-1). On the basis of the best.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1005-1007
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 13 1989
Externally publishedYes

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