HIV type 1 and cytomegalovirus coinfection in the female genital tract.

@article{Lurain2004HIVT1,
  title={HIV type 1 and cytomegalovirus coinfection in the female genital tract.},
  author={Nell S. Lurain and Emmanuel S Robert and Jiahong Xu and Margaret Camarca and Alan L. Landay and Andrea A Kovacs and Patricia S Reichelderfer},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={190 3},
  pages={619-23}
}
The relationship between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 and human cytomegalovirus (CMV) was studied in blood, saliva, and cervicovaginal lavage (CVL) specimens from 33 HIV-1-infected women. An association between HIV-1 RNA and CMV DNA was found in the CVL specimens, which also were tested for cytokine levels. Women with detectable CMV DNA in CVL specimens were more likely to have higher interleukin (IL)-1 beta and IL-8 levels than were women with undetectable CMV DNA in CVL specimens… CONTINUE READING

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