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Resistance to HIV-1 infection among persistently seronegative prostitutes in Nairobi, Kenya
BACKGROUND: There is indirect evidence that HIV-1 exposure does not inevitably lead to persistent infection. Heterogeneity in susceptibility to infection could be due to protective immunity. The objective of this study ...
Acute sexually transmitted infections increase human immunodeficiency virus type 1 plasma viremia, increase plasma type 2 cytokines, and decrease CD4 cell counts
In Kenya, the median incubation time to AIDS in seroconverting sex workers is 4 years; this incubation time is specific to female sex workers.We studied the influence of acute sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on ...
Resistance to HIV-1 infection among African sex workers is associated with global hypo responsiveness in interleukin 4 production.
(University of Nairobi, 2001)
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Resistance to HIV-1 infection among African sex workers is associated with global hyporesponsiveness in interleukin 4 production.
We previously identified HIV-1 resistant prostitutes who remain persistently HIV-1 PCR- and antibody-negative despite continued heavy exposure to HIV-1 through sex work. We hypothesized that differences in virus-specific ...