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San Francisco's HIV infection rate doubles

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7281.260 (Published 03 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:260
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    The annual rate of new HIV infections in men who have sex with men in San Francisco has doubled over the past four years, from 1.04% in 1997 to 2.2% in 2001.

    This rise has alarmed epidemiologists because the incidence of HIV infection in the city's gay community had been stable from 1992 to 1996. Willi McFarland, chief of the San Francisco seroepidemiology unit, told the BMJ: “The weight of evidence now …

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