Active or prior GB virus C infection does not protect against vertical transmission of HIV in coinfected women from Tanzania.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

To determine whether GB virus C (GBV-C) infection is associated with protection against vertical transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), we tested 186 HIV-positive pregnant women for GBV-C. Neither active nor prior GBV-C infection was associated with a lower rate of HIV acquisition among infants. Thus, GBV-C does not appear to protect against perinatal HIV acquisition.

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Cited Authors

  • Weintrob, AC; Hamilton, JD; Hahn, C; Klinzman, D; Moyo, G; Zdunek, D; Hess, G; Benjamin, DK; Stapleton, JT

Published Date

  • March 15, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 6

Start / End Page

  • e46 - e48

PubMed ID

  • 14999645

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/382079


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States