Luís F. M. Brígido

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HTLV-1 is endemic in Brazil and HIV/HTLV-1 coinfection has been detected, mostly in the northeast region. Cosmopolitan HTLV-1a is the main subtype that circulates in Brazil. This study characterized 17 HTLV-1 isolates from HIV coinfected patients of southern (n=7) and southeastern (n=10) Brazil. HTLV-1 provirus DNA was amplified by nested PCR (env and LTR)(More)
Brazil is considered the country with the largest absolute number of individuals infected with HTLV-1/2, close to 2,500,000, and is also considered epidemic for HIV/Aids with a prevalence rate of 0.3%-0.6%. The routes of such retroviruses transmission could vary according to the region, population and period of study. This study aimed to characterize HTLV-1(More)
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