Journal Article

Active or Prior GB Virus C Infection Does Not Protect against Vertical Transmission of HIV in Coinfected Women from Tanzania

Amy C. Weintrob, John D. Hamilton, Christine Hahn, Donna Klinzman, Gustav Moyo, Dietmar Zdunek, Georg Hess, Daniel K. Benjamin and Jack T. Stapleton

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 38, issue 6, pages e46-e48
Published in print March 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/382079
Active or Prior GB Virus C Infection Does Not Protect against Vertical Transmission of HIV in Coinfected Women from Tanzania

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To determine whether GB virus C (GBV-C) infection is associated with protection against vertical transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), we tested 186 HIV-positive pregnant women for GBV-C. Neither active nor prior GBV-C infection was associated with a lower rate of HIV acquisition among infants. Thus, GBV-C does not appear to protect against perinatal HIV acquisition.

Journal Article.  2148 words.  Illustrated.

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

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