By Dr D. J. Jeffries (auth.), Professor Frank Sharp MD, FRCOG, Christopher Neville Hudson FRCS, FRCOG (eds.)
AIDS continuously offers new questions for the obstetrician and gynecologist. The impact on being pregnant, the opportunity of perinatal transmission, HIV optimistic checks, and chance to employees are only the various concerns confronting clinicians and practitioners this present day. those and different questions have been addressed by means of the nineteenth examine staff of the Royal collage of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, whose findings are stated here.
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Especially in Patterns I and II countries. REFERENCES I. Piot P. Plummer FA. Mhalu FS. Lamboray 1-L. Chin 1. Mann 1M. AIDS: An international perspective. Sciellce 19HH; 239: 573-579. 2. Virus information exchallge lIelt'sletter-for Sowh-East Asia and the Western Pacific. Volume 4. 3. Nedlands: University of Western Australia. 1987. 3. World Health Organization. Glohal P;ogramme on AIDS. unpublished data. 4. Human immunodeficiency virus infection in the United States: a review of current knowledge.
We do not know what proportion the 4 people are out of the total. Therefore, we cannot directly estimate the associated risk. In the case of cohort data we face the same problem because we do not know the eventual proportion that will go on to develop AIDS. Thus Hessol et ai'''' report that after 8 years of infection 40% of the total number of infected homosexual men in the San Francisco cohort have developed AIDS. However, because we do not know the eventual proportion of the total that will develop AIDS we cannot simply estimate the risk associated with carrying the virus for 8 years.
Does he derive any reassurance from that knowledge. keeping in mind that Hepatitis B is extremely common in the homosexual community. but extremely uncommon in the heterosexual community in the developed countries? CHIN: Yes, I do take some consolation in that finding. In general, HIV is much less infectious in terms of unit of exposure than Hepatitis B, but the types of exposure are almost identical. GL YNN: You may have seen the letter in the Lancet a couple of weeks ago'" which stated that the incidence of Hepatitis B continues to fall in recent years in this country even among sub groups.
AIDS and Obstetrics and Gynaecology by Dr D. J. Jeffries (auth.), Professor Frank Sharp MD, FRCOG, Christopher Neville Hudson FRCS, FRCOG (eds.)