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Yarber, William L.
March 1999
Journal of Sex Education & Therapy;1999, Vol. 24 Issue 1/2, p3
Academic Journal
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.


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