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HTLV

Human T-cell lymphotropic virus-1 (HTLV-1) is a retrovirus which predominantly infects CD4 T cells causing T cell leukemia and inflammatory disorders. HTLV-1 has a simian origin called simian T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (STLV-1). While the exact origin of the HTLV-1 currently present in humans is not well known, interspecies transmission from monkeys and apes Read More

HTLV & T cell Leukemia

Human T-cell lymphotropic virus-1 (HTLV-1) is a retrovirus which predominantly infects CD4 T cells causing T cell leukemia and inflammatory disorders. HTLV-1 has a simian origin called simian T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (STLV-1). While the exact origin of the HTLV-1 currently present in humans is not well known, interspecies transmission from monkeys and apes Read More

Nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) as first-line ART in African Children

Oct 9th, 2015

There have been no paediatric trials which have compared nucleoside reverse-transcriptase..

Doctor, my sister is confused

A 34 year old female patient was brought into the outpatient clinic by her family who were concerned about her progressive forgetfulness and inability to take care of herself. She also appeared to have some lower limb weakness that …

Declining CD4 count, despite viral suppression?

A 22 year old female, who was diagnosed as HIV positive 18 months ago and has been on antiretroviral treatment since diagnosis. Although she had been doing well she recently…

A high risk pregnancy

A two month old baby boy is brought into the clinic for a check up. He appears to be healthy but his HIV positive mother is concerned about his HIV status. History: A 22 year-old woman has recently given birth to her first child. She was tested during the first trimester of pregnancy and was found to be HIV positive. A second, confirmatory test was also positive but she was…

 
 
 
 
 
 
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