Scientific Publications by FDA Staff
Viruses 2013 Sep 19;5(9):2253-9
Seroprevalence of Human Herpesvirus-8 in HIV-1 Infected and Uninfected Individuals in Cameroon.
Mbondji-Wonje C, Ragupathy V, Lee S, Wood O, Awazi B, Hewlett IK
We evaluated the prevalence of HHV-8 antibodies in 516 plasma samples collected from HIV positive and negative patients from blood banks and urban areas of Cameroon. Among HIV-1 positive samples, HHV-8 seropositivity rate was 61% based on combined reactivity using both ELISA and IFA techniques. HIV negative samples showed 62% seropositivity rate for HHV-8 antibodies. Our results indicate a high HHV-8 prevalence rate in both HIV infected and uninfected individuals in Cameroon.
|Category: Journal Article|
|PubMed ID: #24056671||DOI: 10.3390/v5092253|
|Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Biologics|
|Entry Created: 2013-09-24||Entry Last Modified: 2014-01-19|