André J. Nahmias

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There is considerable genetic diversity among viruses of different subtypes (designated A to J) in the major group of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), the form of HIV that is dominant in the global epidemic. If available, HIV-1 sequences pre-dating the recognition of AIDS could be crucial in defining the time of origin and the subsequent(More)
The authors have investigated the course of herpes simplex type 1 (HSV) keratitis in three different inbred strains of mice infected with four different HSV isolates. Severity of ocular disease and mortality is dependent upon both the virus isolate and the host strain. In particular, the likelihood of progression from self-limited dendritic keratitis to(More)
With the aim of achieving earlier diagnosis of human, immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in infants, IgA and IgM HIV antibodies in serum samples from babies born to seropositive mothers were assayed by immunoblot and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay after removal of IgG with recombinant protein G. 64 samples were from 38 HIV-infected babies with(More)
Proof of causality of most neuromental disorders (NMD's) is largely unavailable. Lessons from four-decade investigations of the epidemiology, immunology, pathogenesis, prevention and therapy of perinatal infectious agents, which invade directly the nervous system, have led us to propose a new indirect effect hypothesis: maternal transplacentally-acquired(More)
The multivaried aspects of the herpes simplex viruses (HSV) types 1 and 2 and the infections they produce are discussed. Points emphasized are: (1) the need for considering these (and other viruses) from an evolutionary perspective; (2) the necessity of disseminating current methods for virus identification; (3) the great progress in molecular-virological(More)
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV)-host cell interactions were studied in fibroblasts from inbred mice by measuring virus replication, virus adsorption, infectious center formation, and single-cell virus production. BALB/c mouse embryo fibroblasts (MEF) produced more intracellular and extracellular virus than C57BL/6 MEF, with differences in virus production(More)