Divergent HIV and simian immunodeficiency virus surveillance, Zaire

Amanda Schaefer, Kenneth E. Robbins, Eugene Nzila Nzilambi, Michael E. St Louis, Thomas C. Quinn, Thomas M. Folks, Marcia L. Kalish, Danuta Pieniazek

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    Recent HIV infection or divergent HIV or simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) strains may be responsible for Western blot-indeterminate results on 70 serum samples from Zairian hospital employees that were reactive in an enzyme immunoassay. Using universal polymerase chain reaction HIV-1, HIV-2, and SIV primers, we detected 1 (1.4%) HIV-1 sequence. Except for 1 sample, no molecular evidence for unusual HIV- or SIV-like strains in this sampling was found.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1446-1448
    Number of pages3
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Issue number9
    StatePublished - Sep 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Epidemiology
    • Microbiology (medical)
    • Infectious Diseases

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