Natural history of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in hemophilic patients.


During the 5-year period from 1981 to 1985, we have observed 8 cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) among our 85 patients with hemophilia A. Thus, the prevalence of AIDS with hemophilia A is 9.4% in our patient population. By utilizing stored serum or plasma samples dating back to 1978, antibody against HTLV-III was detected in all 8 cases… (More)


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