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Human herpes virus type 6 (HHV-6) and its in vitro effect on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  1. G R Pietroboni,
  2. G B Harnett,
  3. T J Farr,
  4. M R Bucens
  1. Virus Laboratory, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Nedlands, Western Australia.


    Human herpes virus type 6 (HHV-6) was isolated from the peripheral blood lymphocytes of a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Antibodies to this herpes virus were found to be widespread among adults and children in Western Australia. Co-infection studies indicated that HIV replication was inhibited by the presence of HHV-6.

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