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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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Abstract

CASTRO DE BATANJER, E.  and  ECHEVERRIA DE PEREZ, G.. HTLV-I/II seroprevalence among gay men and female sex workers from Margarita Island, Venezuela . Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 1998, vol.31, n.4, pp. 391-393. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86821998000400009.

In attention to the important HIV-1 seroprevalence observed in Margarita Island, we carried out this study to establish HTLV-I/II seroprevalence into target groups for sexual transmission. Therefore the survey was done with 141 female sex workers and 40 gay men between 1994 and 1997. We found HTLV-I infection in one man. This is the first known report to describe epidemiological features of HTLV-I/II infection in Margarita Island.

Keywords : Gay man; Female sex workers; HTLV-I/II.

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