HIV-1 DNA shedding in genital ulcers and its associated risk factors in Pune, India

D. A. Gadkari, Thomas C Quinn, R. R. Gangakhedkar, S. M. Mehendale, A. D. Divekar, A. R. Risbud, K. Chan-Tack, M. Shepherd, Charlotte A Gaydos, Robert C Bollinger

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Abstract

HIV infection status was determined in 302 consecutive patients with genital ulcer disease (GUD) presenting to two sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in Pune, India. Of the 71 (24%) individuals with HIV infection, 67 (94%) were HIV antibody-positive, and 4 (6%) were HIV antibody-negative but p24 antigen-positive at the time of presentation. HIV-1 DNA was detected in 24 (34%) specimens. The genital ulcers of all four acutely infected p24- antigenemic subjects were HIV-1 DNA-positive by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay, compared with 20 of 67 (30%) seropositive patients (p = .01). Presence of chancroid, GUD symptoms for > 10 days, and concurrent diagnosis of cervicitis or urethritis were significantly associated risk factors for HIV-1 DNA shedding in ulcers. Early GUD diagnosis and aggressive treatment of HIV-infected patients may significantly reduce secondary transmission of HIV to other sex partners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology
Volume18
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 1998

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Ulcer
HIV-1
India
DNA
HIV Antibodies
HIV Infections
Chancroid
HIV
Uterine Cervicitis
Urethritis
DNA-Directed DNA Polymerase
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Antigens
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Genital ulcer disease (GUD)
  • HIV-1 shedding
  • India
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Virology

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HIV-1 DNA shedding in genital ulcers and its associated risk factors in Pune, India. / Gadkari, D. A.; Quinn, Thomas C; Gangakhedkar, R. R.; Mehendale, S. M.; Divekar, A. D.; Risbud, A. R.; Chan-Tack, K.; Shepherd, M.; Gaydos, Charlotte A; Bollinger, Robert C.

In: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology, Vol. 18, No. 3, 01.07.1998, p. 277-281.

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Gadkari, DA, Quinn, TC, Gangakhedkar, RR, Mehendale, SM, Divekar, AD, Risbud, AR, Chan-Tack, K, Shepherd, M, Gaydos, CA & Bollinger, RC 1998, 'HIV-1 DNA shedding in genital ulcers and its associated risk factors in Pune, India', Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 277-281.
Gadkari, D. A. ; Quinn, Thomas C ; Gangakhedkar, R. R. ; Mehendale, S. M. ; Divekar, A. D. ; Risbud, A. R. ; Chan-Tack, K. ; Shepherd, M. ; Gaydos, Charlotte A ; Bollinger, Robert C. / HIV-1 DNA shedding in genital ulcers and its associated risk factors in Pune, India. In: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology. 1998 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 277-281.
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