Evolution of the human immunodeficiency virus epidemic among patients attending sexually transmitted disease clinics: a decade of experience.

@article{Quinn1992EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the human immunodeficiency virus epidemic among patients attending sexually transmitted disease clinics: a decade of experience.},
  author={Thomas C Quinn and Samuel L. Groseclose and Michael R. Spence and Val{\'e}rie Provost and Edward W. Hook},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1992},
  volume={165 3},
  pages={
          541-4
        }
}
Since human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is predominantly sexually transmitted, serologic surveys for HIV infection in sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics provide sentinel observations regarding HIV epidemiology. Over the past decade, 17,207 systematically collected sera from patients attending Baltimore STD clinics were analyzed. From 1979 through 1989, HIV seroprevalence rose from 0.23% to 5.35%, increasing significantly in both men and women (P less than .001). Due to a marked… CONTINUE READING