HTLV infection in a group of prostitutes and their male sexual clients in Brazil: Seroprevalence and risk factors

HTLV infection in a group of prostitutes and their male sexual clients in Brazil: Seroprevalence and risk factors

Autor Bellei, NCJ Google Scholar
Granato, CFH Google Scholar
Tomyiama, H. Google Scholar
Castelo, A. Google Scholar
Ferreira, O. Google Scholar
Instituição HOSP EMILIO RIBAS
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Sera from 653 female prostitutes and 153 male sexual clients living in the city of Santos, SBo Paulo, Brazil, were tested for the presence of antibodies to human T cell lymphotropic virus types I and II. Seroprevalence for HTLV-I in the females was 2.8% and in the males 2.0%. Infection by HTLV-II could not be demonstrated. Seropositivity to HTLV-I was not associated with intravenous drug use, modality of sexual behaviour or a history of sexually transmitted disease. Among the prostitutes, the prevalence of anti-HTLV-I antibodies was 3 times higher in those with a history of blood transfusion (P=0.01).
Palavra-chave HTLV
prostitutes and clients
seroprevalence
risk factors
Brazil
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 1996-03-01
Publicado em Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. London: Royal Soc Tropical Medicine, v. 90, n. 2, p. 122-125, 1996.
ISSN 0035-9203 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Royal Soc Tropical Medicine
Extensão 122-125
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0035-9203(96)90107-8
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:A1996UK73300010
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25566

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