Transient detection of plasma HIV-1 RNA during postexposure prophylaxis

V. Puro, G. Calcagno, M. Anselmo, G. Benvenuto, D. Trabattoni, M. Clerici, G. Ippolito

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Transient plasma human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) copies were detected by nucleic-acid sequence-based amplification during combination antiretroviral prophylaxis in a healthcare worker who reported a percutaneous injury from a stylet and who remained HIV-antibody-negative. An HIV-specific T-helper response, assessed by interleukin-2 production, was observed when tested at 13 months following the exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-531
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology


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