Sequential serological studies of homosexual men with and without HIV infection. Epstein-Barr virus activation preceding and following HIV seroconversion.

@article{Schattner1991SequentialSS,
  title={Sequential serological studies of homosexual men with and without HIV infection. Epstein-Barr virus activation preceding and following HIV seroconversion.},
  author={Amichai Schattner and Negba Hanuka and Batia Sarov and Israel Sarov and Zeev Theodor Handzel and Zvi Bentwich},
  journal={Clinical and experimental immunology},
  year={1991},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={209-13}
}
Viral cofactors may be important in the pathogenesis of HIV infection and the development of AIDS, but their role is still imperfectly understood. Sequential serological studies were performed in a cohort of 100 homosexual men and 70 matched healthy controls over a mean period of 4 years. Of the patients, 18 were found to be HIV+ on admission to the study and 15 seroconverted to HIV+ during the follow up (seroconversion group). Serum antibodies of both IgG and IgA isotypes against Epstein-Barr… CONTINUE READING