Human T lymphotropic virus type II (HTLV-II) infection in a cohort of New York intravenous drug users: an old infection?

@article{Khabbaz1991HumanTL,
  title={Human T lymphotropic virus type II (HTLV-II) infection in a cohort of New York intravenous drug users: an old infection?},
  author={Rima F. Khabbaz and Diana M Hartel and Michael D. Lairmore and Charles Robert Horsburgh and Ellie E. Schoenbaum and Bryan Roberts and T M Hartley and Gerald Friedland},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1991},
  volume={163 2},
  pages={252-6}
}
To identify risk factors for human T lymphotropic virus type II (HTLV-II) infection in intravenous drug users (IVDUs), participants in a longitudinal study of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in a New York methadone maintenance program were studied. Of 270 participants tested for HTLV-I/II, 21 (8%) were seropositive. Of those, 15 (71%) had HTLV-II-specific sequences by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and 1 (5%) had both HTLV-I- and -II-specific sequences; 3 persons with… CONTINUE READING

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