Detection of polyfunctional Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific T cells and association with viral load in HIV-1-infected persons.
BACKGROUND: The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) epidemic is associated with a significant increase in the incidence of tuberculosis (TB); however, little is known about the quality of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)-specific cellular immune responses in coinfected individuals. METHODS: A total of 137 HIV-1-positive individuals in Durban, South Africa, were screened with the use of overlapping peptides spanning Ag85A, culture filtrate protein 10 (CFP-10), early secretory antigen ...Expand abstract
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