Parallel Western blot analysis for HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies: Absence of HIV-2 infection in Italian subjects at risk for AIDS

O. E. Varnier, F. B. Lillo, G. C. Schito, A. Lazzarin, P. J. Kanki

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Abstract

Since HIV-2 infection has been identified in some European countries, we investigated whether HIV-2 infection is present in groups of Italian subjects at risk for AIDS. Our results clearly indicate that the parallel Western blot assay for HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies can detect HIV-2 infection, which is presently not epidemic in Italy. Careful examination of the serological data is mandatory before announcing the detection of HIV-2 infected patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-217
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS (London, England)
Volume2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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Varnier, O. E., Lillo, F. B., Schito, G. C., Lazzarin, A., & Kanki, P. J. (1988). Parallel Western blot analysis for HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies: Absence of HIV-2 infection in Italian subjects at risk for AIDS. AIDS (London, England), 2(3), 215-217.