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Case Report

The First Report of HIV-1 Group O Infection in Canada

Agnès Depatureaux1, Roger LeBlanc2,3, Daniela Moisi1, Bluma Brenner1 and Mark A Wainberg1*
1McGill University AIDS Centre, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Chemin-Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montréal, H3T 1E2, Québec, Canada
2Chronic Viral Illness Service, Montreal Chest Institute, 3650 Rue St-Urbain, Montreal, H2X 2P4, Québec, Canada
3OPUS Medical Clinic, 1470 Rue Peel, Tower A, Montreal, H3A 1T1, Québec, Canada
Corresponding Author : Mark A Wainberg
McGill University AIDS Centre
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Chemin-
Côte-Ste- Catherine, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
Tel: 514-340-8260
Fax: 514-340-7537
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 06, 2014, Accepted February 26, 2015, Published February 28, 2015
Citation: Depatureaux A, LeBlanc R, Moisi D, Brenner B, Wainberg MA (2015) The First Report of HIV-1 Group O Infection in Canada. J Infect Dis Ther 3:203. doi: 10.4172/2332-0877.1000203
Copyright: © 2015 Depatureaux A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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We report here the first case of HIV-1 group O infection in Canada. The patient presented with a progressive decline in CD4+ T lymphocyte count despite an undetectable plasma viral load, due to an inability to detect group O infection by standard techniques. This in turn resulted in a delay in initiation of treatment.