Prevalence, Incidence Density, and Genotype Distribution of GB Virus C Infection in a Cohort of Recently HIV-1-Infected Subjects in Sao Paulo, Brazil

@inproceedings{Giret2011PrevalenceID,
  title={Prevalence, Incidence Density, and Genotype Distribution of GB Virus C Infection in a Cohort of Recently HIV-1-Infected Subjects in Sao Paulo, Brazil},
  author={Maria Teresa Maidana Giret and Jo{\~a}o Luiz Miraglia and Maria Cec{\'i}lia Araripe Sucupira and Anna Shoko Nishiya and Jos{\'e} Eduardo Levi and Ricardo Sobhie Diaz and Ester C. Sabino and Esper G Kallas},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND The results of previous studies elsewhere have indicated that GB virus C (GBV-C) infection is frequent in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) due to similar transmission routes of both viruses. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, incidence density and genotypic characteristics of GBV-C in this population. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS The study population included 233 patients from a cohort primarily comprised of homosexual men… CONTINUE READING

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