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The use of vaccines in the prophylaxis and therapy of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)

22nd Hemophilia Symposium Hamburg 1991 pp 26-35 | Cite as

  • J. W. Mannhalter
  • M. M. Eibl


Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has become a global health problem that is currently difficult to control. In the United States of America alone, there were more than one million HIV-infected people at the end of 1990, according to the Centers for Disease Control [1]. Although the number of new infections is falling in Europe and the United States, the number of people infected with HIV is increasing worldwide. This is mainly due to the frequency of infection in Central Africa and the spread of HIV to South America and Southeast Asia. In the USA, more than 100,000 people died from AIDS-related diseases between 1981 and 1990 [2]. The estimated increase in AIDS cases in the United States from 1991 to 1993 is between 175,000 and 250,000 and by the end of 1993 there would have been between 285,000 and 340,000 cumulative AIDS-related deaths [1].

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  • J. W. Mannhalter
  • M. M. Eibl
  1. 1.WienAustria