TABLE 2.

Distribution and estimates of viral loads in tissues of SIV-infected rhesus macaques

TissueaRPbCPb
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Lymphoid
    Thymus24313221000111
    ALN22444231112111
    ILN33443241112111
    TBLN34224331111100
    MLN44444241112221
    Spleen32444141112111
    Ileum33444341011112
    Colon33344241111110
Nonlymphoid
    Lung44434340000111
    Liver11423120000000
    Kidney32233230000100
    Heart23222220000000
    Brain23443341c000001
    Spinal cord2321ND220000000
    Eye22333210000000
    UterusNANA43NANANANANANANA100
    OvaryNANA4NDNANANANANANANA000
    Prostate33NANA3020000NANANA
    Testis33NANA2130001NANANA
  • a ALN, axillary lymph node; ILN, inguinal lymph node; TBLN, tracheobronchial lymph node; MLN, mesenteric lymph node.

  • b 0, no SIV+ cells observed in entire section; 1, rare SIV+ cell per high-power field; 2, 1 to 5 SIV+ cells per high-power field; 3, 5 to 10 SIV+ cells per high-power field; 4, >10 SIV+ cells per high-power field; ND, not determined; NA, not applicable.

  • c One focal area or a single positive cell was observed.