HIV-1 RNA shedding in the female genital tract is associated with reduced quantity of Lactobacilli in clinically asymptomatic HIV-positive women.

Abstract

We quantified vaginal lactobacilli and determined their relationship with genital HIV-1 shedding and found a significant negative association between reduced quantity of lactobacilli and cervical HIV-1 viral load (r(2) = - 0.8900, P < 0.01), which may have implications of increased chances of sexual transmission of HIV-1 and genital infections.

DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.09.009

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@article{Mane2013HIV1RS, title={HIV-1 RNA shedding in the female genital tract is associated with reduced quantity of Lactobacilli in clinically asymptomatic HIV-positive women.}, author={Arati K Mane and Smita Kulkarni and Manisha V. Ghate and Arun R. Risbud and Madhuri Rajeev Thakar}, journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease}, year={2013}, volume={75 1}, pages={112-4} }