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Viruses 2013, 5(9), 2253-2259; doi:10.3390/v5092253
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Seroprevalence of Human Herpesvirus-8 in HIV-1 Infected and Uninfected Individuals in Cameroon

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Received: 5 July 2013; in revised form: 8 August 2013 / Accepted: 13 September 2013 / Published: 19 September 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Animal Viruses)
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Abstract: We evaluated the prevalence of HHV-8 antibodies in 516 plasma samples collected from HIV positive and negative patients from blood banks and urban areas of Cameroon. Among HIV-1 positive samples, HHV-8 seropositivity rate was 61% based on combined reactivity using both ELISA and IFA techniques. HIV negative samples showed 62% seropositivity rate for HHV-8 antibodies. Our results indicate a high HHV-8 prevalence rate in both HIV infected and uninfected individuals in Cameroon.
Keywords: HHV-8; HIV-1; serology; prevalence; Cameroon HHV-8; HIV-1; serology; prevalence; Cameroon
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Mbondji-Wonje, C.; Ragupathy, V.; Lee, S.; Wood, O.; Awazi, B.; Hewlett, I.K. Seroprevalence of Human Herpesvirus-8 in HIV-1 Infected and Uninfected Individuals in Cameroon. Viruses 2013, 5, 2253-2259.

AMA Style

Mbondji-Wonje C, Ragupathy V, Lee S, Wood O, Awazi B, Hewlett IK. Seroprevalence of Human Herpesvirus-8 in HIV-1 Infected and Uninfected Individuals in Cameroon. Viruses. 2013; 5(9):2253-2259.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Mbondji-Wonje, Christelle; Ragupathy, Viswanath; Lee, Sherwin; Wood, Owen; Awazi, Bih; Hewlett, Indira K. 2013. "Seroprevalence of Human Herpesvirus-8 in HIV-1 Infected and Uninfected Individuals in Cameroon." Viruses 5, no. 9: 2253-2259.


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