Coinfection with HIV-1 and simian foamy virus in West Central Africans.

  title={Coinfection with HIV-1 and simian foamy virus in West Central Africans.},
  author={William M Switzer and A Dom{\'i}nguez Garc{\'i}a and Chunfu Yang and Anthony Wright and Marcia L. Kalish and Thomas M. Folks and Walid Heneine},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={197 10},
Frequent infection with zoonotic simian foamy virus (SFV) has been reported among HIV-negative primate hunters in rural Cameroon. Plasma samples obtained from urban commercial sex workers (CSWs; n = 139), patients with sexually transmitted diseases (n = 41), and blood donors (n = 179) in the Democratic Republic of Congo [formerly known as Zaire] and Cameroon were tested for SFV and HIV-1 infection. One CSW and one blood donor were found to be seropositive for both SFV and HIV-1, thereby… CONTINUE READING

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