Dual infection with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and type 2: impact on HIV type 1 viral load and immune activation markers in HIV-seropositive female sex workers in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.


To determine the impact of dual infection with HIV-1 and HIV-2 on HIV-1 viral load and markers of immune activation among HIV-seropositive FSWs in Abidjan, we analyzed blood samples obtained from consenting HIV-seropositive FSWs attending a confidential clinic between September 1996 and June 1997 in Abidjan. Among HIV-1 and HIV-2 dually seropositive FSWs… (More)


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