HTLV-III in the semen and blood of a healthy homosexual man.

  title={HTLV-III in the semen and blood of a healthy homosexual man.},
  author={David D. Ho and Robert Turner Schooley and Teresa Rondon Rota and J. C. Kaplan and Theresa Flynn and S. Zaki Salahuddin and M. C. Arufe Gonda and Martin S. Hirsch},
  volume={226 4673},
Human T-lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III) is the probable etiologic agent for the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). HTLV-III was isolated from semen and blood of a healthy homosexual man whose serum contains antibodies to HTLV-III. The finding of virus in semen supports epidemiologic data that suggest that AIDS can be transmitted sexually. In addition, the demonstration of HTLV-III in the blood and semen of a healthy individual establishes an asymptomatic, virus-positive carrier… CONTINUE READING


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