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Chapter 2: Lesbians at Risk for HIV: The Unresolved Debate
“Possible Female-to-Female Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus”
Prevention of HIV infection in the lesbian community will require efforts to prevent and reduce IV-drug use—the major… means of transmission in this population.
—Chu, Buehler, Fleming, and Berkelmen (1990, p. 1380)
I've never used drugs, never slept with a man, never had a blood transfusion. I'm 22, a lesbian, have only had sex with women, and I'm HIV positive.
—Anonymous (personal communication, September 30, 1991)
“No Evidence for Female-to-Female HIV Transmission Among 960,000 Female Blood Donors”
—Petersen, Doll, White, and Chu (1992, article title)
Two Texas women may have developed HIV…by woman-to-woman sex.
—Davidson (1993, p. A5)
It is difficult to comprehend how, as the second ...