François-Xavier Mbopi-Kéou

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are cofactors for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission, but the specific role of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is unclear. This study aimed to examine the in vivo relationships between HSV-2 and HIV-1 in 300 women in Bangui, Central African Republic. Sera were tested for syphilis, HIV-1, HSV-2 antibody,(More)
The HIV family replicate in and are shed from the mouth. Oral sexual practices potentially contribute to the overall extent of HIV transmission, particularly if high-risk practices are not restricted. Herpesviruses and papillomaviruses that appear in the oral cavity can determine oral HIV replication. The mechanisms probably include heterologous(More)
BACKGROUND Lack of mucosal hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission may be due to fairly low infectivity of body fluids in HCV-infected individuals in association with yet unknown innate or acquired resistance factors in individuals exposed to the virus. OBJECTIVE To evaluate HCV excretion patterns in cervicovaginal secretions obtained from chronically(More)
The study evaluated the single-platform, volumetric, CD45-assisted PanLeucogating Auto40 flow cytometer (Apogee Flow Systems Ltd., Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom) for CD4 T cell numeration, compared to the reference FACSCalibur flow cytometer. Results of absolute counts and percentages of CD4 T cells by Auto40 and FACSCalibur of 234 tripotassium EDTA(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services for HIV by high school students in the Tiko health district (THD), Cameroon. A cross sectional descriptive, analytical study was conducted using a pre-established questionnaire among high school students in the Tiko health district where a multi stage(More)
IgG and IgA antibodies with specificities to a latent and a lytic antigen of human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) were detectable in the saliva and serum of eight patients whose Kaposi's sarcoma had regressed, seven of whom were HIV-1 infected. The measurement of antibody-specific activity and secretion rate, and the detection of secretory IgA all indicate(More)
Introduction: Etudier les facteurs liés à l’observance au traitement antirétroviral chez les patients adultes suivis à l’Unité de Prise en Charge du VIH/SIDA (UPEC) de l’hôpital de District de Dschang. Méthodes: Dans une étude descriptive transversale conduite à l’hôpital de District de Dschang, l'observance a été évaluée sur la base des déclarations des(More)
To determine the mechanisms by which human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) crosses the placenta into the fetal blood, 12 matched samples of serial maternal blood, term placentas, and infant blood obtained from a cohort of pregnant women in Cameroon identified as predominantly infected by subtype A viruses were studied. HIV-1 env sequences were(More)