Female-to-female transmission of human immunodeficiency virus

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Resource Language: 
English
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Online
Author: 
Helena A. Kwakwa
M. W. Ghobrial
Publisher: 
The University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Chicago, IL

Article appears in the 1 February 2003 issue of Clinical Infectious Disease (Vol. 36, No. 3). Describes a case of female-to-female transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Presents the case of a 20-year-old African American woman with no obvious risk factors received a diagnosis of HIV infection, and the genotype of the infecting strain closely matched that of the strain infecting her openly bisexual female partner. Explains that the route of transmission was probably use of sex toys, used vigorously enough to cause exchange of blood-tinged body fluids.

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ISSN 10584838