Fetal feline immunodeficiency virus is prevalent and occult.

  title={Fetal feline immunodeficiency virus is prevalent and occult.},
  author={Arlin B. Rogers and Edward A. Hoover},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={186 7},
The feline model of human acquired immune deficiency syndrome, feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), was used to model maternal-to-fetal human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) transmission. Fetuses were collected from cats infected with clade A FIV(Petaluma) (FIV-A-Pet) and clade C FIV(PaddyGammer) (FIV-C-Pgmr). Virus was detected by DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and a quantitative RNA assay that used substitutional PCR. FIV in tissue sections was assayed by DNA and RNA in situ… CONTINUE READING


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