Microscopic evidence against HIV-1 infection of germ cells or attachment to sperm.

@article{Pudney1998MicroscopicEA,
  title={Microscopic evidence against HIV-1 infection of germ cells or attachment to sperm.},
  author={Jeffery Pudney and H Nguyen and Chunyu Xu and Deborah Jean Anderson},
  journal={Journal of reproductive immunology},
  year={1998},
  volume={41 1-2},
  pages={105-25}
}
For a number of years we have intensively investigated the localization of HIV-1 in male genital tract tissues and secretions using a variety of microscopy techniques including immunocytochemistry, in situ hybridization, in situ PCR and electron microscopy. Our studies have failed to demonstrate an association between HIV-1 and either testicular germ cells or spermatozoa. In this article we present our results in the context of other related studies, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of… CONTINUE READING

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