Int Conf AIDS. 1996 Jul 7-12;11(1):171 (abstract no. Mo.C.1680). Unique
Objective: To study the heterosexual transmission of HTLV I/II in
couples in which one of the partners was HIV (+) and IDU, in Buenos
Aires Argentina. Methods: After an interview in wich we dicard any kind
of other risk behavior, we select 87 couples. All serum samples were
tested for HTLV antibodies by AP (Serodia, Fujirebio) and ELISA (HTLV,
Organon, Teknika) as screening. Reactives samples were confirmed by IFA
(in house). IFA rectives were tested by a modified Western blot (HTLV 2.
3 Blot D.B) in order to distinguish between both types of HTLV. Results:
(table: see text) We detected 6 couples in which at least one of the
partners were HTLV I (+), 6/87. We obtained no HTLV II reactive sample.
In two cases we detected HTLV I sexual transmission, in one of them
exclusively HTLV I. Conclusions: We can assure that the heterosexual
transmission between partners in heterosexuals couples with high risk
behaviour to HIV were remarkable, in despite of the relatively low
number of couples studied.
*HTLV-I Infections/TRANSMISSION *HTLV-II Infections/TRANSMISSION
*Sexually Transmitted Diseases