François Raffi, MD; Daniel Boudart, PhD; Sylviane Billaudel, PhD
To the Editor: Bonetti and colleagues (1) recently presented two cases of simultaneous human immuno-deficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and cytomegalovirus seroconversion in intravenous drug users. We wish to report such a co-infection after a single sexual contact.
A 30-year-old woman requested termination of a 6-week pregnancy. At that time, she was totally asymptomatic; cytomegalovirus and HIV-1 antibodies were absent and HIV-1 p24 antigen was negative. Seven days later, she had sexual intercourse with a bisexual, HIV-1-seropositive man. Eight days later, she developed fatigue, fever, chills, myalgia, headache, nausea, cough, and pharyngitis. The leukocyte count was 8.4 X 109/L with
Raffi F, Boudart D, Billaudel S. Acute Co-infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Cytomegalovirus. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:234–235. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-3-234
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(3):234-235.
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