Introduction: HTLV


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HTLV: Virus associated with affecting the immune system.

HTLV: The human T-cell lymphotropic viruses (retroviruses), HTLV-I and HTLV-II, are uncommon in the general U.S. population. They appear to be most prevalent among IV drug users and persons who have multiple sex partners, genital ulcers, or a history of syphilis. The virus can be transmitted by blood or intimate sexual contact, and can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy and through breast milk.1

Researching symptoms of HTLV: Further information about the symptoms of HTLV is available including a list of symptoms of HTLV, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Statistics and HTLV: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about HTLV, prevalence and incidence statistics for HTLV, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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1. excerpt from Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

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