The importance of core groups in the epidemiology and control of HIV-1 infection.

@article{Plummer1991TheIO,
  title={The importance of core groups in the epidemiology and control of HIV-1 infection.},
  author={Francis Allan Plummer and Nico J. D. Nagelkerke and Stephen Ogu Moses and Jeckoniah O. Ndinya-Achola and Job Joab Bwayo and Elizabeth N. Ngugi},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={1991},
  volume={5 Suppl 1},
  pages={S169-76}
}
In Africa, HIV transmission occurs mainly through heterosexual intercourse. High-frequency transmitter core groups are key to the epidemiology of HIV-1 and STD on the continent. The rapid growth of the HIV-1 epidemic in Africa appears to have resulted, in part, from social and economic factors which result in individuals' frequent engagement in sexual intercourse with members of HIV-infected core groups. Understanding the importance of core groups in HIV-1 transmission is therefore key to… CONTINUE READING

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