TITLE

Why avoiding AIDS hot spots is not enough

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, Phyllida
PUB. DATE
August 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;8/17/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1782, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reveals that health educators in England have rejected the idea of an international 'league table,' which would show the risks of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in different countries. Fears of a false sense of safety for those who stay at home; Figures which confirm that many heterosexuals with HIV and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Britain became infected abroad; Comments of Rak Nandwani and his colleagues at St. Stephens Clinic for sexually transmitted diseases; Perceptions of British teenagers on risk of AIDS.
ACCESSION #
9109021488

 

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