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September 3, 2009

Frequency of Long-Term Nonprogressors in HIV-1 Seroconverters From Rakai Uganda

"Objective: Studies on long-term nonprogressors (LTNP) have been conducted in the USA and Europe. This study examined the frequency of LTNPs and HIV controllers among 637 HIV-1 seroconverters in rural Uganda. ...

Conclusions: The frequency of LTNPs appears to be relatively high in Uganda and it may be important to take this into account when designing studies of viral pathogenesis and performing HIV vaccine trials in sub-Saharan Africa. (C) 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc."

Read more in JAIDS, September 2, 2009.