Epidemiology, clinical and laboratory characteristics of currently alive HIV-1 infected former blood donors naive to antiretroviral therapy in Anhui Province, China.

@article{Xu2006EpidemiologyCA,
  title={Epidemiology, clinical and laboratory characteristics of currently alive HIV-1 infected former blood donors naive to antiretroviral therapy in Anhui Province, China.},
  author={Jian-qing Xu and Jian-jun Wang and Li-Feng Han and Chen Wei Xu and Yu-hua Ruan and Zhen-hou Xu and Xi Chen and Zhen-dong Liu and Jun Wang and Bing Su and Xin-ping Ding and Bing Gao and Yong-bin Gu and Xiao-yun Cao and Hui Xing and Kun-xue Hong and Hong Peng and Quan-bi Zhao and Lin Yuan and Y. F. Feng and Gui-yun Zhang and Li-Ying Ma and Lan Wu and Yongzhao Shao},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={119 23},
  pages={
          1941-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Unregulated commercial blood/plasma collection among farmers occurred between 1992 and 1995 in central China and caused the second major epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in China. It is important to characterize HIV-1-infected former blood donors and to study characteristics associated with disease progression for future clinical intervention and vaccine development. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed on HIV-1-infected former blood donors… CONTINUE READING

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