volume 49, issue 4, P231-233 2007
DOI: 10.1590/s0036-46652007000400007
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Abstract: SUMMARYIntroduction: HIV positive patients co-infected with HTLV-1 may have an increase in their T CD4 + cell counts, thus rendering this parameter useless as an AIDS-defining event. Objective: To study the effects induced by the co-infection of HIV-1 and HTLV-1 upon CD4 + cells. Material and Methods: Since 1997, our group has been following a cohort of HTLV-1-infected patients, in order to study the interaction of HTLV-1 with HIV and/or with hepatitis C virus (HCV), as well as HTLV-1-only infected asymptomat…

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