Published in AIDS Weekly, November 29th, 2004
"Microsporidia are obligate intracellular parasites that cause opportunistic infections in AIDS and other immunocompromised patients. Eight simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-infected rhesus macaque monkeys (Macaca mulatta) were inoculated orally with Enterocytozoon bieneusi spores isolated from intestinal lavage fluid of an AIDS patient (genotype D) to study the natural history of this infection.
"Four monkeys were already naturally infected with E. bieneusi (also genotype D), and were included to determine if a second inoculum affected...
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