Int Conf AIDS. 1996 Jul 7-12;11(1):169 (abstract no. Mo.C.1670). Unique
Objective: Comparison of HTLV I/II seroprevalence between two groups.
Methods: 2815 serum samples obtained from two groups of free testing
patients seeking for HIV, (A) since june to september 1994 and (B) in
the same period of 1995, were tested for HTLV I/II antibodies by PA
(Serodia, Fujirebio) and ELISA HTLV Organon Teknika) as screening.
Reactives samples were confirmed by IFA (in house). IFA reactives were
tested by a modified Western Blot (HTLV 2. 3Blot D.B) in order to
distinguish between both HTLV types. Heterosexuals= HET, men who have
sex with men= MSM, injecting drug users= IDUS.(table: see text)
Conclusions: The results confirm that idu's were the most exposed to the
transmission. Although the rate between heterosexual and MEM is
remarkable. If we compare the two groups we obtained no significative
difference between both periods of time.
*HTLV-I Infections/EPIDEMIOLOGY *HTLV-II Infections/EPIDEMIOLOGY