Prevalence of GB virus type C/hepatitis G virus RNA and of anti-E2 in individuals at high or low risk for blood-borne or sexually transmitted viruses: evidence of sexual and parenteral transmission.

@article{Lefrre1999PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of GB virus type C/hepatitis G virus RNA and of anti-E2 in individuals at high or low risk for blood-borne or sexually transmitted viruses: evidence of sexual and parenteral transmission.},
  author={J J Lefr{\`e}re and Françoise Roudot-Thoraval and Laurence Morand-Joubert and Yves Brossard and Françoise Parnet-Mathieu and Martine Mariotti and Frantz Agis and G Rouet and Joelle Lerable and Gilbert Y. Lef{\`e}vre and Robert Girot and Pascale Loiseau},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={1999},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={83-94}
}
BACKGROUND The first epidemiologic evidence of GB virus type C (GBV-C)/hepatitis G virus (HGV) infection showed a high prevalence of asymptomatic carriers in blood donors and in populations at risk for blood-borne viruses. However, by using only viral RNA polymerase chain reaction, those studies underestimated the true spread of GBV-C/HGV infection. The combined detection of GBV-C/HGV RNA and of anti-E2 (which reflects recovery from infection) is necessary to define accurately the prevalence of… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 20 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…