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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