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Update: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)—Worldwide

JAMA. 1988;259(21):3104-3107. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03720210008006.
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Centers for Disease Control.  Revision of the CDC surveillance case definition for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. MMWR 1987;36( (suppl 1S) ).
World Health Organization.  Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS): 1987 revision of CDC/WHO case definition for AIDS. Wkly Epidem Rec 1988;63:1-7.
World Health Organization.  Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS): WHO/CDC case definition for AIDS. Wkly Epidem Rec 1986;61:69-73.
Institut de Medicine et d'Epidemiologie Africaines et Tropicales. Aids surveillance in Europe . Paris: Institut de Medecine et d'Epidemiologie Africaines et Tropicales, 1987. (Quarterly report no. 16).
Hardy AM, Starcher ET II, Morgan WM, et al.  Review of death certificates to assess completeness of AIDS case reporting. Public Health Rep 1987;102:386-91.
Colebunders R, Mann JM, Francis H, et al.  Evaluation of a clinical case-definition of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in Africa. Lancet 1987;1:492-4.
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Because of varying reporting practices, AIDS case data are not available for all countries for the same time period.
Such patients accounted for 12% of cases reported for Europe in June 1985, 6% in June 1986, and 4% in December 1987.
As of April 1988, Zimbabwe officially retracted its report of 380 cases pending a national review of the accuracy of its reporting system.
Published materials on these topics may be obtained by writing to the Global Programme on AIDS, WHO, 1211 Geneva, 27-Switzerland.

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