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Comparative study of HTLV I/II seroprevalence between two periods of time in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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.



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