Sera collected between 1978 and 1985 from 716 parenteral drug-addicts admitted to our Clinic with viral hepatitis were tested for antibodies to HTLV III. None of the patients was showing symptoms suggestive of LAV/HTLV III infection at the time of sera collection. Positivity for HTLV III antibody was found and confirmed (by ELISA) in 212 subjects (29.6%). The earliest positivity appeared in a serum sample collected in February 1979. These and other data point to Milan as to the actual source of the Italian PDAs-linked LAV/HTLV-III epidemic.
|Titolo:||Milan as possible starting point of LAV/HTLV III epidemic among Italian drug addicts|
LAZZARIN, ADRIANO (Primo)
MORONI, MAURO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||History, 20th Century; Antibodies, Viral; Injections, Intravenous; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Substance-Related Disorders; Homosexuality; HIV; Disease Outbreaks; Urban Population; Male; Italy; Female|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1987|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|