HIV serostatus differs by catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met genotype.

  title={HIV serostatus differs by catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met genotype.},
  author={Erin Elizabeth Sundermann and Jeffrey R. Bishop and Leah H. Rubin and Bradley E. Aouizerat and Tracey E Wilson and Kathleen M. Weber and Mardge Cohen and Elizabeth T. Golub and Kathryn M Anastos and Chenglong Liu and Howard J Crystal and Celeste Leigh Pearce and Pauline M. Maki},
  volume={27 11},
OBJECTIVE The Met allele of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met polymorphism is associated with increased cortical dopamine and risk behaviors including illicit drug use and unprotected sex. Therefore, we examined whether or not the distribution of the Val158Met genotype differed between HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women. DESIGN Cross… CONTINUE READING