Chemokine Expression Patterns in the Systemic and Genital Tract Compartments are Associated with HIV-1 Infection in Women from Benin

@article{Lajoie2009ChemokineEP,
  title={Chemokine Expression Patterns in the Systemic and Genital Tract Compartments are Associated with HIV-1 Infection in Women from Benin},
  author={Julie Lajoie and Johanne Poudrier and Marguerite Massinga Loemb{\'e} and Fernand Aim{\'e} Gu{\'e}dou and François A Leblond and Annie-Claude Labb{\'e} and Michel Alary and Michel Roger},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30},
  pages={90-98}
}
IntroductionUnderstanding the genital mucosal immunity and the factors involved in linking innate to adaptive immunity is crucial for the design of efficient preventive strategies against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1.MethodsLevels of both genital mucosal and blood chemokines were compared between 58 HIV-1-uninfected and 50 HIV-1-infected female commercial sex workers (CSWs) as well as 53 HIV-1-uninfected non-CSW control women at low risk for exposure, recruited in Cotonou, Benin… CONTINUE READING

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