HIV-1 and GBV-C co-infection in Venezuela.

  title={HIV-1 and GBV-C co-infection in Venezuela.},
  author={Anny Karely Rodr{\'i}guez and Domingo Jos{\'e} Garzaro and Carmen Luisa Loureiro and Cristina R Guti{\'e}rrez and Gladys Ameli and Rossana C Jaspe and Leticia Denys Porto and Francisca Monsalve and {\'A}ngela Pozada and Luzmary V{\'a}zquez and Miguel E Qui{\~n}ones-Mateu and Flor H Pujol and Hector R Rangel},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  volume={8 7},
INTRODUCTION Co-infection with GB virus C (GBV-C) in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) has been associated with prolonged survival. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of GBV-C infection among HIV-1-infected patients in Venezuela, and to determine the effects of the co-infection on the levels of relevant cytokines. METHODOLOGY Plasma samples were collected from 270 HIV-1-seronegative and 255 HIV-1-seropositive individuals. GBV-C infection was… CONTINUE READING


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