Florence Buseyne

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Simian foamy viruses (SFV) are widespread retroviruses among non-human primates (NHP). SFV actively replicate in the oral cavity of NHP and can be transmitted to humans through NHP bites, in whom they establish a persistent infection. We aimed to study three major properties of these zoonotic retroviruses: replicative status, tropism and variability. In 14(More)
For the past two decades, scientists from around the world, working on different aspects of foamy virus (FV) research, have gathered in different research institutions almost every two years to present their recent results in formal talks, to discuss their ongoing studies informally, and to initiate fruitful collaborations. In this report we review the 2014(More)
Simian foamy virus (SFV) is a retrovirus ubiquitous in non-human primates (NHPs) that can be transmitted to humans, mostly through severe bites. In the past few years, our laboratory identified more than 50 hunters from Central Africa infected with zoonotic SFVs. Analysis of SFV complete sequences obtained from 5 of these individuals had revealed that the(More)
Simian foamy viruses (SFVs) are efficiently transmitted from non-human primates to humans. Despite their persistence , neither pathogenic effects nor secondary transmission have been reported, suggesting an efficient immune control of this retrovirus in human population. Here, we study the neutralizing activity in the plasma of SFV-infected people living in(More)
The ANRS-EP38-IMMIP study aimed to provide a detailed assessment of the immune status of perinatally infected youths living in France. We studied Gag-specific CD4 and CD8 T-cell proliferation and the association between the proliferation of these cells, demographic factors and HIV disease history. We included 93 youths aged between 15 and 24 years who had(More)
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