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By Kevin M. De Cock (auth.), Sudhir Gupta (eds.)

This is the complaints of the overseas convention on AIDS­ linked Syndromes held at Irvine on December 7-8, 1984. the aim of this convention was once to assemble investigators who're actively engaged in AIDS learn to offer their most up-to-date information in regards to etiological agent(s) of AIDS, immunological features of a few of the sufferers in early phases of AIDS and numerous therapeutical modalities which are on hand for the therapy of AIDS, early AIDS (persistent generalized lymphadnopathy) or if you happen to reveal asymptomatic bought immunodeficiency. within the sector of etiological brokers, the discussions are provided facing the questions of even if HTLV III/LAV by myself or with different co-factor(s) like EBV or CMV are answerable for AIDS. what's the dating of those viruses to Kaposi's sarcoma, on account that Kaposi's sarcoma in AIDS can't be easily defined at the foundation of the underlying immune deficiency? information are offered for HTLV III/LAV interactions with the T4 molecule at the floor of helper T cells. A paper is gifted with epidemiologicai facts for AIDS being an African affliction which maybe used to be dropped at the U.S. after which to Haiti.

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S. SARNGADHARAN, F. BARRE-SINOUSSI et al. (in preparation). 28. L. RATNER, W. HASELTINE, R. PATARCA et al. Comple~nucleo­ tide sequence of the AIDS virus, HTLV 111. 313, 600, 277, (1985). 29. W. ROZENBAUM, D. DORMONT, B. SPIRE et al. Antimoniotungstate (HPA 23) treatment of 4 patients with AIDS or prodromes. Lancet, i,(1985), in press. 1-3 It is now clear that the disease can occur in children as well ,4-7 characteristically inflicting offspring of women in risk groups and recipients of blood transfusions and blood products.

BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF HTLV-III Virus isolation and seroepidemiological data elearly linked HTLV-III to AIDS, and a study of other biologieal properties of this virus further established this eorrelation. When introdueed into cell culture fresh mononuclear lymphocytes from AIDS, ARC, and asymptomatic donors at risk for AIDS usually released virus within 2-3 weeks. As illustrated in Figure 1, during this time period a significant loss of viable cells, predominantly those with the OKT4/ Leu 3a (helper/inducer) phenotype, was also observed.

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