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HTLV-1 in rural Guinea-Bissau: prevalence, incidence and a continued association with HIV between 1990 and 2007.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: HTLV-1 is endemic in Guinea-Bissau, and the highest prevalence in the adult population (5.2%) was observed in a rural area, Caió, in 1990. HIV-1 and HIV-2 are both prevalent in this area as well. Cross-sectional associations have been reported for HTLV-1 with HIV infection, but the trends in prevalence of HTLV-1 and HIV associations are largely unknown, especially in Sub Saharan Africa. In the current study, data from three cross-sectional community surveys performed in 1990, 1997...

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10.1186/1742-4690-7-50

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van Tienen, C More by this author
van der Loeff, MF More by this author
Peterson, I More by this author
Holmgren, B More by this author
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Journal:
Retrovirology
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
50
Publication date:
2010
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EISSN:
1742-4690
ISSN:
1742-4690
URN:
uuid:66e4bd4a-8dd3-47ea-b880-08afdba68717
Source identifiers:
176642
Local pid:
pubs:176642

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