Accession Number : ADP006564

Title :   Silent HIV Infection,

Corporate Author : ROME UNIV (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Aiuti, Fernando ; Fiorelli, Valeria ; Pinter, Elena ; Ensoli, Fabrizio ; Mezzaroma, Ivano

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The period of latency between infection by the human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) and the production of specific antibodies to viral antigens may be prolonged and, occasionally, may last for years. This condition of seronegative infection could represent a serious risk of viral transmission from subjects who are unaware of their status. However, whether these individuals are actually infectious, especially through body fluids, has not been clarified. We have performed a prospective study in 65 high risk individuals seronegative for HIV-1 antibodies for a prolonged period of time.

Descriptors :   *ANTIBODIES, *HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUSES, *AEROSPACE MEDICINE, ANTIGENS, BODIES, BODY FLUIDS, FLUIDS, HUMANS, PRODUCTION, RISK, TIME.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE