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Heterosexual transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus: a seroepidemiological study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2596864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was studied in 647 subjects who presented no apparent risk factors for the infection other than having had promiscuous heterosexual relations, heterosexual relations with people with an elevated risk of infection, or heterosexual relations with people infected by human immunodeficiency virus. Thirty subjects were found to be seropositive for anti-human immunodeficiency virus antibodies. The elevated risk factors included being the habitual partner of a person at risk of infection or of a person who was infected by human immunodeficiency virus, or being the partner of a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The transmission of the virus was verified in 13 of 284 subjects (4.57%) who had had heterosexual intercourse three or more times with persons at risk and in 16 of 101 subjects (15.84%) who had had heterosexual intercourse three or more times with persons who were seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus antibodies. No significant correlation between human immunodeficiency virus infection and a history of sexually transmitted infections, nor between human immunodeficiency virus infection and female subjects was found. These data suggest that the epidemic of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome can also spread through heterosexual relations, even if the possibility of becoming infected in this way seems at the moment limited to particular risk behaviors.
Authors:
B De Rienzo; N Mongiardo; F Pellegrino; M Coppini; G Lami; G Zanchetta; V Borghi; I Cocchi; F Squadrini; A Giannetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of dermatological research     Volume:  281     ISSN:  0340-3696     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dermatol. Res.     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-25     Completed Date:  1990-01-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000462     Medline TA:  Arch Dermatol Res     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-72     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Modena, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / epidemiology,  transmission*
Adult
Female
HIV Seropositivity / epidemiology,  transmission
Humans
Italy
Male
Risk Factors
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Sexual Behavior
Sexual Partners

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