Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow; Infectious Diseases Hospital No. 8, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Human herpes virus type 6 (HHV-6) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) seroprevalence among HIV-infected and healthy women of childbearing age from Chelyabinsk and Moscow was measured with ELISA test-system for detection of antibodies to respective viruses. Seropositivity to HHV-6 was detected in 93.5% of HIV-infected women, that is 1.2 times more often than in healthy woman of childbearing age. Seropositivity to CMV was detected in 87% of HIV-infected women, that is 1.05 times more often than in healthy woman of childbearing age. Low titers to HHV-6 and CMV were detected in seropositive healthy women more frequently (in 44.1 and 48.4% respectively) whereas intermediate and high titers prevailed in HIV-infected women (in 73.9% for HHV-6 and 31.4% for CMV).
Zh. Mikrobiol. (Moscow), 2007, No. 3, P. 81—83