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Title: Human T-cell lymphotropic virus 1/2 and human immunodeficiency virus antibodies identification among transactional sex workers and drug users in the Dominican Republic
Autores: Paulino-Ramírez, Robert
Tapia-Barredo, Leandro
Ruíz-Matuk, Carlos B.
Charow, Rebecca
Budhwani, H.
Routy, J. P.
Researchers (UNIBE): Paulino-Ramírez, Robert 
Tapia-Barredo, Leandro 
Ruíz-Matuk, Carlos B. 
Affiliations: Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global (IMTSAG) 
Decanato de Investigación e Innovación (DII) 
Research area: Ciencias de la Salud
Keywords: Dominican Republic; Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV); Drug users; Sex workers; Transactional sex
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 113(6), 293-297
Journal: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 
Volume: 113
Issue: 6
Start page: 293
End page: 297
Abstract: 
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) increases the risk of acquiring human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV) and subsequently HTLV's progression to tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-1-associated myelopathy (TSP/HAM). Existing data have exclusively reported generalized rates of HIV and HTLV-1 chronic viral infections in the Dominican Republic. To our knowledge, no published studies have focused on the rates of HTLV-1/2 in transactional sex workers and drug users, both higher risk groups, in the Dominican Republic.
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URI: https://cris.unibe.edu.do/handle/123456789/15
DOI: 10.1093/trstmh/trz012
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