October 8, 1989 |
Puerto Rico is experiencing one of the most serious AIDS epidemics in the Western world. Since 1982, there have been 2,940 reported cases of AIDS among the Caribbean island's 3.3 million residents and authorities estimate 10 times that number may be infected with the virus. Among U.S. cities, only San Francisco and New York reported higher per capita AIDS cases last year than the capital of San Juan. Dr.