Risk of HTLV-III/LAV Transmission to Household Contacts

Eva A. Operskalski, James W. Mosley, Louis H. Philipson, Allan L. Lorincz, Clement J. Mcdonald, Michael P. Rogers, Gerald Friedland, Brian Saltzman, Patricia Kahl, Martin Lesser, Marguerite M. Mayers, Cheryl Feiner, Robert Klein, Martha Rogers

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To the Editor: The study by Friedland and colleagues (Feb. 6 issue)1 of intrahousehold transmission of human T-cell lymphotropic virus Type III/lymphadenopathy-associated virus (HTLV-III/LAV) is a very useful addition to the small amount of systematically obtained evidence available. We agree with their conclusion that nonsexual household contacts are at minimum risk of infection, but think it is premature to conclude that there is no risk. Longer intervals of exposure than those observed may pose some hazard. In their discussion, Friedland et al. suggested that hepatitis B virus (HBV) spreads horizontally among nonsexual household contacts but that HTLV-III/LAV does not. As.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-259
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume315
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 24 1986

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Operskalski, E. A., Mosley, J. W., Philipson, L. H., Lorincz, A. L., Mcdonald, C. J., Rogers, M. P., ... Rogers, M. (1986). Risk of HTLV-III/LAV Transmission to Household Contacts. New England Journal of Medicine, 315(4), 257-259. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198607243150413

Risk of HTLV-III/LAV Transmission to Household Contacts. / Operskalski, Eva A.; Mosley, James W.; Philipson, Louis H.; Lorincz, Allan L.; Mcdonald, Clement J.; Rogers, Michael P.; Friedland, Gerald; Saltzman, Brian; Kahl, Patricia; Lesser, Martin; Mayers, Marguerite M.; Feiner, Cheryl; Klein, Robert; Rogers, Martha.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 315, No. 4, 24.07.1986, p. 257-259.

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Operskalski, EA, Mosley, JW, Philipson, LH, Lorincz, AL, Mcdonald, CJ, Rogers, MP, Friedland, G, Saltzman, B, Kahl, P, Lesser, M, Mayers, MM, Feiner, C, Klein, R & Rogers, M 1986, 'Risk of HTLV-III/LAV Transmission to Household Contacts', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 315, no. 4, pp. 257-259. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198607243150413
Operskalski EA, Mosley JW, Philipson LH, Lorincz AL, Mcdonald CJ, Rogers MP et al. Risk of HTLV-III/LAV Transmission to Household Contacts. New England Journal of Medicine. 1986 Jul 24;315(4):257-259. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198607243150413
Operskalski, Eva A. ; Mosley, James W. ; Philipson, Louis H. ; Lorincz, Allan L. ; Mcdonald, Clement J. ; Rogers, Michael P. ; Friedland, Gerald ; Saltzman, Brian ; Kahl, Patricia ; Lesser, Martin ; Mayers, Marguerite M. ; Feiner, Cheryl ; Klein, Robert ; Rogers, Martha. / Risk of HTLV-III/LAV Transmission to Household Contacts. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1986 ; Vol. 315, No. 4. pp. 257-259.
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