Published in AIDS Weekly, August 14th, 1995
The virus, which causes the common childhood disease roseola in some 30 percent of U.S. residents, has been linked to encephalitis and other serious diseases in patients with underlying immunosuppression. It is implicated as a cofactor in AIDS pathogenesis. Because it attacks cells of the immune system, HHV-6 itself can be immunosuppressive.
In two editorials - the most recent appeared in the issue of July 31, 1995 - this publication has argued that blood and blood products should be screened for evidence of active HHV-6...
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