TITLE

Guest Editor's Note

AUTHOR(S)
Yarber, William L.
PUB. DATE
March 1999
SOURCE
Journal of Sex Education & Therapy;1999, Vol. 24 Issue 1/2, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the author's views on the gravity of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)/human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) problem in the U.S. The proportion of AIDS cases among African Americans and Hispanics continues to increase. Heterosexual contact was the leading factor of HIV infection in women diagnosed with AIDS, and injection drug use continues to be an important source of HIV infection in both genders. Sexually transmitted diseases other than HIV infection impact many Americans.
ACCESSION #
24647272

 

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