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...and lesbian transmission?

While male homosexuals were the first group in which AIDSwas recognized, female homosexuality alone has not been considered a risk factor. But in the December ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, Michael Marmor of the New York University Medical Center and his colleagues describe a case in which a lesbian who has denied drug use and had never received a blood transfusion evidently got AIDS from her drug-using female partner.

With only a single case report, lesbian-transmitted AIDS isn'ta prime concern, says epidemiologist Harold W. Jaffe of the Centers for Disease Control. But the description "raises an interesting possibility," he says.
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Title Annotation:AIDS transmission
Publication:Science News
Date:Jan 3, 1987
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