HTLV-III infection in the RSA

Becker, W. B. (1986-10)

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Becker, W.B. 1986. Progressive familial heart block: Part II. Clinical and ECG confirmation of progression - report on 4 cases. South African Medical Journal, 70(10):26-27.


The diagnosis of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related complex (ARC) was initially based on strict clinical and laboratory criteria of acquired immune deficiency. Specific diagnostic tests for HTLV-Ill infection only became available after the' isolation of the causative virus in France in 1983 and subsequently in the USA and elsewhere.

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