HAROLD W. JAFFE, M.D.; PAUL M. FEORINO, Ph.D.; WILLIAM W. DARROW, Ph.D.; PAUL M. O'MALLEY, B.A.; JANE P. GETCHELL, Dr.P.H.; DONNA T. WARFIELD, B.S.; BONNIE M. JONES, B.S.; DEAN F. ECHENBERG, M.D., Ph.D.; DONALD P. FRANCIS, M.D.; JAMES W. CURRAN, M.D.
The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome appears to be caused by a retrovirus called both lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV) and human T-lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III) (1, 2). Several surveys have shown serologic evidence of infection with this virus in healthy persons from groups at increased risk for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (3). Because relatively little is known about the natural history of infection with this virus in such persons, we studied a group of apparently healthy homosexual men with serologic evidence of HTLV-III/LAV infection to determine the duration of their seropositivity, their immunologic status, and the frequency of isolation of HTLV-III/LAV from
JAFFE HW, FEORINO PM, DARROW WW, O'MALLEY PM, GETCHELL JP, WARFIELD DT, et al. Persistent Infection with Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type III/Lymphadenopathy-Associated Virus in Apparently Healthy Homosexual Men. Ann Intern Med. ;102:627–628. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-627
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(5):627-628.
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