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Retroviral Infection in Peruvian Men Who Have Sex with Men

Alberto M. La Rosa, Joseph R. Zunt, Jesus Peinado, Javier R. Lama, Thanh G. N. Ton, Luis Suarez, Monica Pun, Cesar Cabezas and Jorge Sanchez

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 49, issue 1, pages 112-117
Published in print July 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/599609
Retroviral Infection in Peruvian Men Who Have Sex with Men

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We tested 2655 Peruvian men who have sex with men for the presence of retroviral infection. Human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) was detected in 48 (1.8%) of the patients, HTLV-2 was detected in 28 (1.1%), and HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 were both detected in 5 (0.2%). Human immunodeficiency virus infection was detected in 329 (12.4%) of the patients; 24 (7.3%) had HTLV coinfection. Risk factors for HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 infection varied with sexual role.

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

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