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Viral Coinfections among African Children Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1

Rana Chakraborty, Gareth Rees, Dimitra Bourboulia, Alexandra M. Cross, Jedediah R. Dixon, Angelo D'Agostino, Rachel Musoke, Chris Boshoff, Sarah L. Rowland-Jones and Paul Klenerman

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 7, pages 922-924
Published in print April 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/368207
Viral Coinfections among African Children Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1

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City-dwelling children from Kenya who were infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) were tested for coinfection with cytomegalovirus (CMV), human T cell lymphotropic viruses 1 and 2, Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), or hepatitis B, C, and G viruses. All children were found to be coinfected with CMV, whereas 5% had hepatitis G virus coinfection and 15% had KSHV coinfection. A protective role for hepatitis G virus cannot be excluded but likely affects only a minority of HIV-1-infected African children.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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