Toxoplasma antibodies in HIV-positive patients from Nairobi.

  title={Toxoplasma antibodies in HIV-positive patients from Nairobi.},
  author={R J Brindle and Richard Holliman and C. Gilks and Peter G. Waiyaki},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={85 6},
Sera from 94 patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 1, together with 86 controls, attending the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi were examined for antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii using enzyme immunoassay and latex and dye tests. 54% had Toxoplasma-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) by dye test. 22% of the HIV-positive group had IgG levels in excess of 180 units/ml (approximating to a dye test titre of 1:1300) compared to 1% of the HIV-negative group. There was no correlation… CONTINUE READING


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