Absence of xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus in blood cells of men at risk for and infected with HIV

Kevin J. Kunstman, Tanmoy Bhattacharya, John Flaherty, John P. Phair, Steven M. Wolinsky

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Abstract

Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus has been detected in blood cells of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and in 3.7% of healthy controls from the same geographic region. We evaluated 996 men who were participants in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study for xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus sequences in blood cells by means of a real-time quantitative PCR assay. Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus was detected in none of the men on the basis of the absence of xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus DNA, suggesting that infection may be population-specific.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1784-1785
Number of pages2
JournalAIDS
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 17 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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