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SOURCE: Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 1993;81(6):1012 -1015.
Women attending a gynecological emergency room in an Atlanta hospital were found to be at high risk for HIV infection, Emory University researchers report.
Michael K. Lindsay and colleagues offered voluntary HIV testing to 2,952 women attending the gynecology emergency room of Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital over a five-week period. In all, 1,033 (35 percent) of the women were tested and completed a self-administered questionnaire regarding risk factors for infection.
Eighteen women (2 percent) tested positive by Western blot.
"Compared to seronegative women, …