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Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Sep;11(9):1446-8.

Divergent HIV and simian immunodeficiency virus surveillance, Zaire.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA.

Abstract

Recent HIV infection or divergent HIV or simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) strains may be responsible for Western blot-indeterminate results on 70 serum samples from Zairian hospital employees that were reactive in an enzyme immunoassay. Using universal polymerase chain reaction HIV-1, HIV-2, and SIV primers, we detected 1 (1.4%) HIV-1 sequence. Except for 1 sample, no molecular evidence for unusual HIV- or SIV-like strains in this sampling was found.

PMID:
16229778
PMCID:
PMC3310624
DOI:
10.3201/eid1109.050179
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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