THE HOPE that the dreaded spread of acquired immune deficiency syndrome would be tightly contained has long gone by the boards.
The authoritative Centers for Disease Control, in a new statement, reports that diagnosed cases of AIDS this year increased 29 percent for women as compared to 18 percent among men.
That trend line is particularly alarming because one case of AIDS in a woman these days can have a double whammy: the AIDS baby. That growth curve of AIDS-born infants has sprung across the land. In Florida, state health officials report that one out of every 220 women giving birth is now HIV-positive.