Screening for HIV Infection — Benefits and Costs

Thomas C. Quinn

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Now in its second decade, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic continues to escalate relentlessly. Approximately 1 million people in the United States are infected with HIV, and nearly a quarter of a million have been given diagnoses of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).1 During the first eight years of the epidemic, 100,000 cases of AIDS were reported; another 100,000 were reported within the next two years.2 AIDS has caused 150,000 deaths in the United States and is now ranked as one of the leading causes of premature death for both men and women in this country,3 as well as…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-488
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 13 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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