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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection has been linked to inflammation-related disease processes in the human host, including vascular diseases and chronic transplant rejection. The mechanisms through which CMV affects the pathogenesis of these diseases are for the most part unknown. To study the contributing role of the host immune response to CMV in these(More)
HIV/CMV co-infected persons despite prolonged viral suppression often experience persistent immune activation, have an increased frequency of myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC) and are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. We examined how HIV MDSC control CD4+ T cell IFNγ response to a CMVpp65 peptide pool (CMVpp65). We show that HIV/CMV(More)
BACKGROUND HLA class I molecules are ligands for killer cell immunoglobin like receptors (KIR) that control the antiviral response of natural killer (NK) cells. However, the effects of KIR and HLA (KIR/HLA) alleles on HIV disease of children have not been studied. METHODS 993 antiretroviral naïve children with symptomatic HIV infection from PACTG(More)
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