Virus-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocytes in HIV-2-infected cynomolgus macaques.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Specific cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTL) are induced in humans or monkeys after infection with HIV-1 or SIVmac, respectively. Since, like HIV-1, HIV-2 causes AIDS, our objective was to determine the characteristics of the HIV-2-specific CTL response. DESIGN Since it is rarely possible to study cellular immunity in individuals, because of the small… (More)

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