GB virus type C coinfection in HIV-infected African mothers and their infants, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

@article{Sathar2004GBVT,
  title={GB virus type C coinfection in HIV-infected African mothers and their infants, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.},
  author={Mahomed A Sathar and Denis F York and Eleanor Gouws and Anna Coutsoudis and Hoosen Mahomed Coovadia},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={405-9}
}
GB virus type C (GBV-C) infection was studied in a convenience sample of 75 antiretroviral (ART)-naive African mothers with human immunodeficiency virus infection and their infants. GBV-C RNA was extracted from serum and amplified by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Twenty-seven (36%) of these 75 HIV-infected women tested positive for GBV-C RNA. To study transmission dynamics, we chose a random subsample of 20 of these women and their infants. In this cohort, there was evidence… CONTINUE READING