Table 1.

Detection of positive and negative strands of HGV RNA in serum samples and PBMCs in six HIV-infected patients

PatientCD4 cells/mm3HGV RNA titera in:
Serum (genomic eq/ml)PBMCs (genomic eq/2 × 106 to 3 × 106 cells)
Positive strandNegative strandPositive strandNegative strand
11325 × 107 Negb 103 Neg
22705 × 105 Neg102 Neg
31985 × 104 Neg102 Neg
43095 × 104 Neg102 Neg
55455 × 103 Neg101 Neg
6335 × 103 Neg101 Neg
  • a The presence and titers of the positive strand were determined by the MMLV RT-based assay, while the presence of the negative strand was determined by the Tth-based assay.

  • b Neg, negative.