Seroepidemiological study of retroviruses (HTLV-I/II, HIV-1, HIV-2) in the Department of Atacora, northern Benin.

@article{Houinato1996SeroepidemiologicalSO,
  title={Seroepidemiological study of retroviruses (HTLV-I/II, HIV-1, HIV-2) in the Department of Atacora, northern Benin.},
  author={Dismand Stephan Houinato and Mireille Verdier and Richard Josse and Th Zohoun and L Letenneur and Roger Salamon and François Denis and Pierre Marie Preux},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={1996},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={205-9}
}
A seroepidemiological survey to determine the prevalence of retrovirus infection (HTLV-I/II, HIV-1, HIV-2) by representative sampling of the general population in the Department of Atacora in north-western Benin is reported. The seroprevalence rate of HTLV-I in this sample was at 1.86% (95% CI 1.20-2.52%). This is in agreement with prevalence rates reported from neighbouring countries of the sub-region. No sera were found positive for HTLV-II. Seropositivity to HIV-1 was 0.3%; HIV-2… CONTINUE READING