Let it be sexual: how health care transmission of AIDS in Africa was ignored

  title={Let it be sexual: how health care transmission of AIDS in Africa was ignored},
  author={D. Gisselquist and J. Potterat and S. Brody and F. Vachon},
  journal={International Journal of STD & AIDS},
  pages={148 - 161}
  • D. Gisselquist, J. Potterat, +1 author F. Vachon
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of STD & AIDS
  • The consensus among influential AIDS experts that heterosexual transmission accounts for 90% of HIV infections in African adults emerged no later than 1988. We examine evidence available through 1988, including risk measures associating HIV with sexual behaviour, health care, and socioeconomic variables, HIV in children, and risks for HIV in prostitutes and STD patients. Evidence permits the interpretation that health care exposures caused more HIV than sexual transmission. In general… CONTINUE READING
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