AIDS virus infection in Nairobi prostitutes. Spread of the epidemic to East Africa.

@article{Kreiss1986AIDSVI,
  title={AIDS virus infection in Nairobi prostitutes. Spread of the epidemic to East Africa.},
  author={Joan K. Kreiss and Davy Koech and Francis Allan Plummer and King K. Holmes and Marilyn M. Lightfoote and Peter K. Piot and Allan R. Ronald and Jeckoniah O. Ndinya-Achola and L D'costa and Patricia Roberts},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={314 7},
  pages={414-8}
}
The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is epidemic in Central Africa. To determine the prevalence of AIDS virus infection in East Africa, we studied 90 female prostitutes, 40 men treated at a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases, and 42 medical personnel in Nairobi, Kenya. Antibody to human T-cell lymphotropic virus Type III (HTLV-III) was detected in the serum of 66 percent of prostitutes of low socioeconomic status, 31 percent of prostitutes of higher socioeconomic status, 8… CONTINUE READING