AIDS--the leading cause of adult death in the West African City of Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

@article{Cock1990AIDStheLC,
  title={AIDS--the leading cause of adult death in the West African City of Abidjan, Ivory Coast.},
  author={Kevin M De Cock and B{\'e}atrice Barr{\`e}re and L Diaby and Marie France Lafontaine and E Gnaor{\'e} and Aaron J Porter and D Pantobe and G C Lafontant and A Dago-Akribi and Mercy Ette},
  journal={Science},
  year={1990},
  volume={249 4970},
  pages={793-6}
}
In 1988 to 1989, 698 adult cadavers in Abidjan's two largest morgues were studied, representing 38 to 43% of all adult deaths in the city over the study period, and 6 to 7% of annual deaths. Forty-one percent of male and 32% of female cadavers were infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Fifteen percent of adult male and 13% of adult female annual deaths are due to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In Abidjan, AIDS is the leading cause of death and years of potential life… CONTINUE READING

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