TITLE

Female-to-Female Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus

AUTHOR(S)
Kwakwa, Helena A.; Ghobrial, M.W.
PUB. DATE
February 2003
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;2/1/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 3, pe40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We describe a case of female-to-female transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A 20-year-old African American woman with no obvious risk factors received a diagnosis of HIV infection, and the genotype of the infecting strain closely matched that of the strain infecting her openly bisexual female partner. The route of transmission was probably use of sex toys, used vigorously enough to cause exchange of blood-tinged body fluids.
ACCESSION #
9027446

 

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