New human T-lymphotropic retrovirus related to simian T-lymphotropic virus type III (STLV-IIIAGM).

@article{Kanki1986NewHT,
  title={New human T-lymphotropic retrovirus related to simian T-lymphotropic virus type III (STLV-IIIAGM).},
  author={Phyllis J Kanki and Francis Barin and Souleymane M'boup and Jonathan S. Allan and Jean-Loup Romet-Lemonne and Richard Marlink and Mary Fran McLane and Tun Hou Lee and Brigitte Arbeille and François Denis},
  journal={Science},
  year={1986},
  volume={232 4747},
  pages={238-43}
}
This report describes serologic evidence for a virus similar to that known as simian T-lymphotropic virus type III of African Green monkeys (STLV-IIIAGM) infecting apparently healthy people in Senegal, West Africa, and the isolation of virus from these individuals. Serum samples from selected healthy West African people showed unusual serologic profiles when tested with antigens of HTLV-III/LAV, the etiologic agent of AIDS, and of STLV-IIIAGM. The samples reacted strongly with all of the major… CONTINUE READING