Perspectivas de la epidemia del SIDA: La experiencia en los Estados Unidos
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As of 13 June 1988 a cumulative total of 64 896 AIDS cases and 36 480 AIDS related deaths had been reported to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Of the 63 880 adults afflicted, 63 percent were homosexual or bisexual men; 19 percent were intravenous drug users; 7 percent were homosexual men who were also I.V. drug users; 4 percent were heterosexuals in sexual contact with people suffering from AIDS or at risk or AIDS; or heterosexual transmission of HIV is common; 3 percent were blood transfusion recipients; 1 percent were homophiliacs, and 3 percent were people for whom risk factor information was incomplete. Most of the children with AIDS (77 percent) were born to a parent who had or was at risk for AIDS, 13 percent were blood transfusion recipients, 6 percent were hemophiliacs, and 4 percent were children for whom risk factor information was incomplete. Most of the children with AIDS (77 percent) were born to a parent who had or was at risk for AIDS, 13 percent were blood transfusion recipients, 6 percent were hemophiliacs, and 4 percent were children for whom risk factor information was incomplete. Blacks and hispanics accounted for disproportionate shares of the cases. Regarding infection with the HIV agent, available data are more limited. Various studies have indicated that the average incubation period between the time of infection and the development of symptoms is
Perspectives on the AIDS epidemic: The experience within the United States
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