Lack of correlation between promiscuity and seropositivity to HTLV-III from a low-incidence area for AIDS

L. H. Calabrese, M. R. Proffitt, S. Rehm, M. Lederman, J. T. Carey, H. B. Houser, K. Edmonds, J. J. Ellner

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Abstract

It is not apparent why promiscuity does not appear to be a significant risk factor for seropositivity to HTLV-III in our area, or why a high proportion of our patients with AIDS have had relatively few sexual partners. One possible explanation is that in an area where the virus is not widespread, the risk of infection and subsequent disease may be more a function of the nature of one's sexual contacts than of the number.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1256-1257
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume312
Issue number19
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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