A decade of AIDS literature.

Publication Date



Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1992 October; 80(4): 380–381.


From 1983 through mid-1991, more than 200,000 MEDLINE entries were AIDS-related. Close to 60% of the journals indexed in MEDLINE published at least one article on AIDS during the past ten years. As reflected by a subset of 29,077 MEDLINE records, the literature of AIDS has grown to encompass 29 languages and 65 countries. A bibliometric study of the medical literature helps to demonstrate the progression of AIDS as a world health problem and the concomitant expansion of the research effort underway to control it.


Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Authorship, Databases, Bibliographic/statistics & numerical data, MEDLINE/statistics & numerical data, Publishing/statistics & numerical data


PMCID: PMC225705