Bacterial vaginosis in HIV-infected women induces reversible alterations in the cervical immune environment
Ball, T. Blake
Plummer, Francis A.
Jaoko Walter G.
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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) has been associated with increased HIV cervicovaginal shedding. We hypothesized that this might relate to BV-associated increases in mucosal activated CD4+ T cells, which could enhance local HIV replication BV induces significant and reversible alterations in cervical immune cell populations and local inflammatory cytokines that would be expected to enhance local HIV replication