Published in AIDS Weekly, January 31st, 2000
The prevalence of hepatitis G virus (HGV) infection was investigated in 56 mothers with both human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection ("High rate of maternal-infant transmission of hepatitis G virus in HIV-1 and hepatitis C virus-infected women," Acta Paediatr, December 1999;88(12):1392-1395).
Thirty-three (58.8%) women had markers of HGV infection, including 7/15 (46.6%) with no history of parenteral exposure to blood. Sixteen (48%) had HGV RNA in serum by a polymerase chain reaction assay, and 17 (52%) had antibody to E2...
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