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HIV infection in Zimbabwe.
  1. J M Topley
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Medical School, University of Zimbabwe.


    A total of 188 children with positive serology for HIV were identified during an 18 month period. Two seronegative children with clinical features of AIDS had seropositive mothers. Ten children were asymptomatic on initial testing; one has since died with infection. The commonest presenting features were generalised lymphadenopathy, failure to thrive, chronic diarrhoea, and pneumonia. Thirty four children are known to have died.

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