Karoline Rodrigues Campos
Instituto Adolfo Lutz
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#2Fred Luciano Neves Santos (FIOCRUZ: Oswaldo Cruz Foundation)H-Index: 7
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Difficulties to confirm and discriminate human T-cell lymphotropic virus types 1 and 2 (HTLV-1 and HTLV-2) infections by serological Western Blotting (WB) assay (HTLV Blot 2.4, MP Biomedicals) has been reported in Brazil, mainly in HIV/AIDS patients, with a large number of WB-indeterminate and WB-positive but HTLV untypeable results. Nonetheless, the line immunoassay (LIA) (INNO-LIA HTLV-I/II, Fujirebio) was pointed to enhance specificity and sensitivity for confirming HTLV-1/2 infections. To ad...
Co-infections of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and either human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) or type 2 (HTLV-2) have been described as having an impact on HCV viremia and subsequent disease progression. HCV load in serum samples from 622 patients (343 males, 279 females; median age 50.8 years) from Sao Paulo/southeast Brazil was analyzed using the Abbott Real Time HCV assay (Abbott Molecular Inc., IL, USA). Samples were obtained from HCV-monoin...
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With this study, the authors hope to alert clinicians regarding the presence of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 and 2 (HTLV-1/-2) infections in patients with viral hepatitis B and C in Brazil. HTLV-1/-2 were detected in 1.3% of hepatitis B virus (HBV)- and 5.3% of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected blood samples sent for laboratory viral load measurements. A partial association of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 and HTLV-1/-2 infection was detected in patients with HCV (HIV+, 27.3%), w...
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#1Adele Caterino-de-Araujo (Instituto Adolfo Lutz)H-Index: 9
#2Karoline Rodrigues Campos (Instituto Adolfo Lutz)H-Index: 2
Introduction From 1980 to June 2016 the Ministry of Health of Brazil notified 842,710 HIV/AIDS cases; 1 36 945 new cases were notified after 2007 (71,396 in the Southeast region). An increase in the number of individuals aged 15 to 34 years was observed, with a male to female ratio of 2.4:1 and sexual exposure as the major risk factor. At present, 50% of males referred homosexual practice and 9% bisexual; conversely, 96% of females are heterosexual. HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 are endemic in Brazil; estim...
#1Karoline Rodrigues Campos (Instituto Adolfo Lutz)H-Index: 2
#2Maria Gisele Gonçalves (Instituto Adolfo Lutz)H-Index: 6
Last.Adele Caterino-de-Araujo (Instituto Adolfo Lutz)H-Index: 9
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Abstract The present study evaluated several techniques currently available (commercial kits and in-house assays) for diagnosing human T lymphotropic viruses types 1 and 2 in two groups of patients enrolled at HIV/AIDS specialized care services in Sao Paulo: Group 1 (G1), n = 1608, 1237 male/371 female, median age 44.3 years old, majority using highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART); G2, n = 1383, 930 male/453 female, median age of 35.6 years old, majority HAART naive. Enzyme immunoassays ...
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Abstract During the 1990s, high prevalences of HIV/human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) and HIV/human T lymphotropic virus type 2 (HTLV-2) coinfections were detected in Sao Paulo, Brazil in association with intravenous drug use (IDU). The current prevalences and risk factors for HIV/HTLV-1/-2 were evaluated in 1,608 patients attending the AIDS/STD Reference and Training Center in Sao Paulo. Blood samples were analyzed for HTLV-1/2-specific antibodies using enzyme immunoassays (EIA Murex HT...
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