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* A multicenter European study coordinated by the World Health Organization finds that female-to-male sexual transmission of HIV is enhanced during menstruation, perhaps via virus in menstrual blood cells.

* Patricia Fultz of the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center in Atlanta reports preliminary evidence that HIV-infected chimpanzees may be developing AIDS four to six years after inoculation. If confirmed, this would be the first naturally occurring, nonhuman animal to get HIV-induced AIDS.

* Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore find that few emergency room personnel at the university's hospital use AIDS-protecting gowns, gloves and masks despite a known HIV infection rate of 6 to 18 percent in emergency patients. They also wonder if the $500,000 Hopkins spent to improve availability of these protections is worthwhile when 80 percent of HIV infections in health workers result from inadvertent needle sticks rather than skin exposure.
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Title Annotation:Biomedicine
Author:Weiss, Rick
Publication:Science News
Date:Jun 17, 1989
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