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From the MMWR
September 1999

Cluster of HIV-Positive Young Women—New York, 1997-1998

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(9):1141-1142. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-9-dmm0999

AS OF JULY 1997, six human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in young women who reported sexual contact with the same HIV-infected man (putative index case-patient) were detected at health-service clinics in a rural county in upstate New York. During the next several months, other sexual contacts of the man were discovered by public health officials through routine voluntary partner notification interviews, interviews with exposed women, and after a public announcement resulted in counseling and testing of approximately 1400 persons in the county. This report presents epidemiologic and laboratory findings of the young women investigated as part of this cluster and suggests a common source of HIV infection for these women.*

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