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Am J Public Health. 1993 April; 83(4): 571–573.
PMCID: PMC1694485

Increasing frequency of heterosexually transmitted AIDS in southern Florida: artifact or reality?


Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) cases reported as the result of heterosexual contact have been increasing in the United States, with Florida reporting a disproportionate number. We investigated 168 such AIDS cases from southern Florida. After follow-up, 50 (30%) patients were reclassified into other transmission categories. The data suggest that the increased rate of heterosexually acquired AIDS cases reported from southern Florida was partially related to misclassification of risk.

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