The Syndrome of Acquired Immunodeficiency Among a Subset of Homosexual Men

  • Joseph A. Sonnabend
  • Steven S. Witkin
  • Ruth B. Purtilo
  • David T. Purtilo


The etiologic basis for recent occurrence of an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) among a group of homosexual men, predominantly in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles remains unexplained. Manifestations of the syndrome include opportunistic infections, autoimmunity, chronic lymphadenomegaly, and malignancies. The syndrome has no acceptable established diagnostic definition. The multiple diverse mainifestations are an essential feature.


Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Acquire Immunodeficiency Syndrome Infectious Mononucleosis Male Homosexual Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph A. Sonnabend
    • 1
  • Steven S. Witkin
    • 2
  • Ruth B. Purtilo
    • 3
  • David T. Purtilo
    • 3
  1. 1.New YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cornell Medical CenterThe New York HospitalNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Humanities and Jurisprudence and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA

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