Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection among Employees in an African Hospital

Peter Allebeck, Lars Alfredsson, Bosenge N'galy, Robin Ryder, Thomas C. Quinn

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To the Editor: Dr. N'Galy and collaborators conclude in their article (Oct. 27 issue)1 that the high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among hospital workers in Kinshasa appears to be representative of that in the community. With regard to women, the conclusion was based on a comparison with the prevalence found among women attending an antenatal clinic. A closer look at the figures in Tables 1 and 3 of the article raises the question whether there might not actually be a significantly higher prevalence of HIV among the women employed at the hospital than among those attending the antenatal clinic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 15 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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