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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Abstract

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
Volume11
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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