Ochiel DO, Wango EO, Kigondu CS, Otsyula MG. Effect of menstrual cycle on mucosal immunity to SHIV within the reproductive tract of baboons (Papio anubis): preliminary findings.J Med Primatol. 2003 Jun;32(3):161-9.

Citation:
S PROFKIGONDUCHRISTINE. "Ochiel DO, Wango EO, Kigondu CS, Otsyula MG. Effect of menstrual cycle on mucosal immunity to SHIV within the reproductive tract of baboons (Papio anubis): preliminary findings.J Med Primatol. 2003 Jun;32(3):161-9.". In: J Med Primatol. 2003 Jun;32(3):161-9. uon press; 2003.

Abstract:

Reproductive Biology Unit, Department of Animal Physiology, University of Nairobi, Kenya. dochiel@kisian.mimcom.net The presence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in genital secretions is regarded as a risk factor for sexual and perinatal transmission of HIV. A better understanding of correlates of genital shedding of HIV is crucial to the development of effective strategies against transmission of this virus. Events during menstrual cycle are likely to influence local immune responses and viral load in genital secretions, and hence determine susceptibility to HIV or efficiency of virus transmission. We report, in this study, preliminary findings on the relationship of menstrual cycle to genital mucosal and systemic immunity in female olive baboons (Papio anubis) experimentally inoculated with simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV)89.6P.

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