January 1984: Annals of Internal Medicine publishes article on sexual transmission of AIDS

January 30 and February 3, 1984: NHF issues Medical Advisory #11 and Chapter Advisory #14

First case of sexually transmitted AIDS from hemophiliac to spouse: a 70-year-old hemophiliac died of AIDS in May 1983; his wife had developed symptoms in January 1982

In the medical and scientific communities there are different points of view about whether sexual partners of hemophiliacs are at increased risk for AIDS; but all agree that if sexual partners are at increased risk for AIDS, the risk is "truly remote"

Individual patients and their treaters need to consider whether or not they wish to use prophylactic methods if diagnosed with AIDS or strongly suspected of having AIDS; discuss with physician or treatment center team matters concerning sexual activity

NHF recommends open discussion between sexual partners and advice from physicians



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