Cross-sectional and longitudinal investigation of human herpesvirus 8 seroprevalence in HIV-1-infected individuals in Osaka, Japan.

@article{Watanabe2017CrosssectionalAL,
  title={Cross-sectional and longitudinal investigation of human herpesvirus 8 seroprevalence in HIV-1-infected individuals in Osaka, Japan.},
  author={Dai Watanabe and Yudai Yamamoto and Sachiko Y Suzuki and Misa Ashida and Erina Matsumoto and Satomi Yukawa and Kazuyuki Hirota and Motoko Ikuma and Takashi Ueji and Daisuke Kasai and Yasuharu Nishida and Tomoko Uehira and Takuma Shirasaka},
  journal={Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy},
  year={2017},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={201-205}
}
INTRODUCTION High human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) seroprevalence has been reported in men who have sex with men (MSM) and are infected with HIV-1. However, it is unclear when they become infected with HHV-8. Thus, we conducted cross-sectional and longitudinal investigations of HHV-8 seroprevalence in HIV-1-infected individuals in Osaka, Japan. PATIENTS AND METHODS Plasma was collected from 121 individuals infected with HIV-1 and the anti-HHV-8 antibody titer was measured using an enzyme-linked… CONTINUE READING
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