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Regulation of T-Cell Proliferation by Interleukin-2 in Male Homosexuals with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

  • Michael A. Palladino
  • Karl Welte
  • Niculae Ciobanu
  • Cora Sternberg
  • Roland Mertelsmann
  • Herbert F. Oettgen
Part of the GWUMC Department of Biochemistry Annual Spring Symposia book series (GWUN)

Abstract

In 1981, a sudden increase in the incidence of Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS), Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and other opportunistic infections was recognized among highly promiscuous homosexual men (Centers for Disease Control, 1981). More recently, these diseases are being observed among heterosexual men who are intravenous drug users, the sexual partners of these heterosexuals, and Haitian refugees (Centers for Disease Control, 1982). The disease has been named the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Keywords

Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia Peripheral Blood Monocyte Intravenous Drug User Male Homosexual 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Palladino
    • 1
  • Karl Welte
    • 1
  • Niculae Ciobanu
    • 1
  • Cora Sternberg
    • 1
  • Roland Mertelsmann
    • 1
  • Herbert F. Oettgen
    • 1
  1. 1.The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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