Genital Inflammation and the Risk of HIV Acquisition in Women

    Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Volume 61, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 260-269.

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    hiv transmissioncytokinefemale genital tractinflammation

    Abstract:

    Women in Africa, especially young women, have very high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence rates that cannot be fully explained by behavioral risks. We investigated whether genital inflammation influenced HIV acquisition in this group.Twelve selected cytokines, including 9 inflammatory cytokines and chemokines (interleukin [IL]-...More

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