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1.  Clinical aspects of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome in the United Kingdom. 
Between August and November 1983, seven new patients with AIDS were seen at this hospital; two with disseminated Kaposi's sarcoma, and five with opportunist infections, of whom three have died. We present the case histories of the five patients with opportunist infections, which show the wide clinical range of AIDS and suggest that the pattern of infection in the UK may differ from that reported in the USA.
PMCID: PMC1046321  PMID: 6744012
2.  Contact tracing in hepatitis B infection. 
In an epidemiological study of patients diagnosed as having hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection during a 12 month period in a London health district, 98 (67%) of 144 index cases and 146 (67%) of 218 of their named contacts were interviewed. The problems and benefits of using conventional contact tracing techniques in the management of this infection are discussed. Named contacts in stable relationships were more easily traced than young homosexuals with frequent anonymous contacts, and drug addicts. Information on the disease and the risk of its transmission to others was, however, welcomed by some homosexuals who were concerned to establish ways of identifying chronic carriers, immune men, and those at risk. A self help group was started as a result of this study.
PMCID: PMC1046216  PMID: 6688540
3.  Prevalence of chlamydial infection in promiscuous women. 
Chlamydia trachomatis was isolated from the cervix of 18 (33%) of 55 women who admitted to two or more casual sexual contacts to one (3%) of 32 women who admitted to one casual contact in the preceding month. The chlamydial infections did not produce characteristic clinical features. Since promiscuous women are at high risk of acquiring chlamydial infection, they should be regarded as a priority group when resources for chlamydial isolation are limited.
PMCID: PMC1046148  PMID: 6831188
4.  One-step staining of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in urethral discharge by methyl green-pyronin. 
Methyl green-pyronin (MGP) was used in a one-step procedure to stain smears of urethral discharge from 169 men. Duplicate smears were stained by Gram's method and discharge was cultured for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The organisms were isolated from 67 specimens and intracellular diplococci were seen in 74 smears after Gram staining and in 77 after staining by MGP. Furthermore, more extracellular and intracellular diplococci were seen in smears stained by MGP than by Gram's method and the proportion of polymorphonuclear leucocytes found to contain the organisms was greater after staining with MGP. Staining with MGP is simple, rapid, inexpensive, and easily automated.
PMCID: PMC1045783  PMID: 6159054
5.  Reappraisal of the problem of British mariners and sexually transmitted infection. 
A detailed appraisal of the British seafarer and his way of life is described and the prevailing management of sexually transmitted disease in the seafarer is outlined. It is shown that the available statistics on the incidence of sexually transmitted disease among seafarers are inadequate. Management at sea and ashore remains generally unsatisfactory. Suggestions are made to improve the management of venereal disease in foreign ports and a simple method is described of managing sexually transmitted disease at sea with trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole.
PMCID: PMC1045222  PMID: 946784
11.  Vaccinia of the vulva. A case report. 
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PMCID: PMC1045005  PMID: 4137351

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