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Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010

Letter

Human Herpesvirus 8, Southern Siberia

Olivier Cassar, Sylviane Bassot, Sabine Plancoulaine, Lluis Quintana-Murci, Christine Harmant, Vladimir Gurtsevitch, Natalia B. Senyuta, Larissa S. Yakovleva, Guy de Thé, and Antoine GessainComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (O. Cassar, S. Bassot, S. Plancoulaine, L. Quintana-Murci, C. Harmant, G. de Thé, A. Gessain); Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Paris (S. Plancoulaine); Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris (L. Quintana-Murci); Blokhin Cancer Research Center, Moscow, Russia (V. Gurtsevitch, N.B. Senyuta, L.S. Yakovleva)

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Age-dependent human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) seroprevalence rates for 745 persons in southern Siberia 25–98 years of age who lived in the Ust Orda, Ulan Ude, or Chita districts during 1995. Seropositivity was based on strict criteria; only samples showing punctuate nuclear staining clearly reactive at a dilution >1:160 were considered HHV-8 positive. All 187 HHV-8–seropositive samples were tested for antibodies directed against HIV-1/2 by using Genscreen HIV-1/2 Antibody Assay (Bio-Rad Laborator

Figure. Age-dependent human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) seroprevalence rates for 745 persons in southern Siberia 25–98 years of age who lived in the Ust Orda, Ulan Ude, or Chita districts during 1995. Seropositivity was based on strict criteria; only samples showing punctuate nuclear staining clearly reactive at a dilution >1:160 were considered HHV-8 positive. All 187 HHV-8–seropositive samples were tested for antibodies directed against HIV-1/2 by using Genscreen HIV-1/2 Antibody Assay (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Marnes-la-Coquette, France); only 2 were seropositive. Error bars indicate 95% confidence intervals.

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