Decline in human T-cell lymphotropic virus-1 prevalence in urban areas of Bissau, Guinea-Bissau: exploring the association with HIV infections.

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Abstract

In 2006, a cross-sectional survey of 384 randomly selected houses within a community-based follow-up study was conducted to assess the human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV) prevalence in Bissau. Changes in prevalence and incidence rates were assessed based on a similar survey carried out 10 years earlier. The prevalence of HTLV-1 declined significantly from 3.5% in 1996 to 2.3% in 2006. The incidence between 1996 and 2006 was only 0.9/1000 person-years and tended to be higher for women than for men.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Zacarias da Silva
  • Jens Nielsen
  • Andreas Andersen
  • Inés Oliveira
  • Francisco Dias
  • Amabélia Rodrigues
  • Birgitta G Holmgren
  • Sören Andersson
  • Peter Aaby
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Mikrobiologi inom det medicinska området
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)637-639
TidskriftAIDS
Volym23
StatusPublished - 2009
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa