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Cote d’Ivoire: cases and investigations

Unexpected HIV infections in children, 1989: Tests of inpatient and outpatient children at two university hospitals in Abidjan during February and March 1989 found 22 HIV-positive children aged 15-60 months. Five (23%) of the 22 mothers tested HIV-negative. All 5 children with HIV-negative mothers had received a blood transfusion. Source: Gayle HD, Gnaore E, Adjorlolo, et al. HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection in children in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 1992, 5: 513-517. Available at: (accessed 14 October 2018).

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