Identification of IIa and IIb molecular subtypes of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type II among Italian injecting drug users.

@article{Salemi1995IdentificationOI,
  title={Identification of IIa and IIb molecular subtypes of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type II among Italian injecting drug users.},
  author={Marco Salemi and Ercole Cattaneo and Claudio Casoli and Umberto Bertazzoni},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={516-20}
}
The molecular characterization of two human T-cell lymphotropic virus type II (HTLV-II) isolates, Gu and Va, obtained from Italian injecting drug users (IDUs) has indicated that these isolates belong to the HTLV-IIb subtype. To establish whether Italian IDUs are also infected by the HTLV-IIa variant, sequencing of the gp21 env gene of proviral DNA from… CONTINUE READING