Risk factors for HTLV-II infection in Peruvian men who have sex with men

Joseph R. Zunt, Alberto M. La Rosa, Jesús Peinado, Javier R. Lama, Luis Suarez, Monica Pun, Cesar Cabezas, Jorge Sanchez

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Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type-II (HTLV-II) infection is endemic in indigenous groups in the Americas and injection drug users (IDUs) worldwide. In Peru, HTLV-II infection was previously identified in two indigenous Amazonians. We examined risk factors for HTLV-II infection in 2,703 Peruvian men who have sex with men (MSM): 35 (1.3%) were HTLV-II positive. HTLV-II infection was associated with syphilis, HSV-2 infection, unprotected receptive anal intercourse, and older age. This is the first report of HTLV-II in a non-indigenous non-IDU population in Peru. Additional studies are needed to determine if HTLV-II is a sexually transmitted infection in this and other sexually active populations.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)922-925
Número de páginas4
PublicaciónAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volumen74
N.º5
DOI
EstadoPublicada - may. 2006

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