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September 27, 1987

The percentage of women stricken with AIDS in some New York neighborhoods is steadily approaching that of men, health experts reported at a conference. Other studies indicate that the number of women who get AIDS through sexual relations with men is rising rapidly, from 14% in 1982 to 26% last year, while the percentage of women who get the disease from intravenous drug abuse has stayed around 40%, according to Dr. Ernest Drucker, director of community medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. However, Drucker said that 85% of women with AIDS in New York contracted the disease from men who were intravenous drug abusers.

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