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Predictors for Recombinant HIV Infection in a Thai Cohort

Khawcharoenporn, Thana MD, MSc*; Apisarnthanarak, Anucha MD*; Gesprasert, Goragoch PhD; Jaiyen, Yanin MSc; Mundy, Linda M. MD, PhD; Thitithanyanont, Arunee MD

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31822c8d90
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Recombinant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection was associated with exchange of sex for money, ≥1 sex partner within the prior 6 months, and decline in CD4 cell count in this Thai cohort study. These findings suggest that recombinant HIV infection may have implications for HIV disease progression, safer sex practices, and vaccine development.

In this Thai cohort study, recombinant human immunodeficiency virus infection was associated with exchange of sex for money, ≥1 sex partner within the prior 6 months, and decline in CD4 cell count.

From the *Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand; †Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; and ‡LM Mundy, LLC, Bryn Mawr, PA

Supported by the National Research University Project of the Thailand Office of Higher Education Commission (to A.A. and T.K.).

Correspondence: Anucha Apisarnthanarak, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand 12120. E-mail: anapisarn@yahoo.com.

Received for publication December 13, 2010, and accepted July 6, 2011.

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