An international collaborative study of the effects of coinfection with human T-lymphotropic virus type II on human immunodeficiency virus type 1 disease progression in injection drug users.

@article{Hershow1996AnIC,
  title={An international collaborative study of the effects of coinfection with human T-lymphotropic virus type II on human immunodeficiency virus type 1 disease progression in injection drug users.},
  author={Ronald C. Hershow and Noya Galai and Keiji Fukuda and John N. Graber and David Vlahov and Giovanni Rezza and Robert S. Klein and Don C Des Jarlais and Charles Vitek and Ronak Khabbaz and Sally Freels and Randall Zuckerman and Patrizio Pezzotti and Jonathan E. Kaplan},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1996},
  volume={174 2},
  pages={309-17}
}
To determine whether human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) type II coinfection affects progression of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV) infection, longitudinal data on 370 HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs) with known HIV seroconversion dates from four cohort studies were pooled. HTLV infection was determined by EIA and confirmed and typed by Western blot. Proportional hazards models were used to determine whether HTLV-II infection was associated with AIDS or AIDS-related mortality… CONTINUE READING

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