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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1997 Jul 11;46(27):620-3.

Transmission of HIV possibly associated with exposure of mucous membrane to contaminated blood.


In February 1996, transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by an unknown route involving an HIV-infected man and his previously uninfected female sex partner was reported to CDC. This report summarizes the epidemiologic investigation of this transmission, which suggests that the woman was infected through mucous membrane exposure to contaminated blood.

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