Medical Dictionary: Human T-cell Lymphotrophic Virus


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Human T-cell Lymphotrophic Virus: Another name for HTLV.
Human T-cell Lymphotrophic Virus (condition): Virus associated with affecting the immune system.

Human T-cell Lymphotrophic Virus: 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

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

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