Accession Number:

ADA214240

Title:

Characterization of African Human Retroviruses Related to HTLV-III/LAV

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 16 Feb 1988-15 Feb 1989

Corporate Author:

HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Various epidemiologic patterns of HIV-2 and HIV-1 suggest both different population dynamics but also different origins. In HIV-2 prevalent areas, the virus demonstrates features of long-term endemicity. Incidence rates for HIV-2 are low as compared to that of HIV-1 and may reflect other in vitro characteristics decreased infectivity and cytopathicity. Clinico-prospective studies have still failed to demonstrate AIDS or related symptoms in HIV-2 positive individuals followed both clinically and immunologically. RA 1 Human retroviruses AIDS HIV-1 HIV-2 SIV West Africa. kt

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE