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February 4, 1998

Increasing Incidence of AIDS Among Women

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;279(5):354-356. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-5-jbk0204

To the Editor.— In the article on the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) among women in the United States,1 Drs Wortley and Fleming refer to preliminary findings of a study to validate cases classified as heterosexual by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention human immunodeficiency virus (CDC HIV) surveillance program. These data are of critical importance in determining trends in AIDS incidence. However, the abstract2 referenced in the article merely provides a 3-line description of the study objectives.