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AIDS:
doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32833b76fb
Research Letters

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

Kunstman, Kevin Ja; Bhattacharya, Tanmoyb; Flaherty, Johna; Phair, John Pa; Wolinsky, Steven Ma

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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.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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