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What does HAM/TSP stand for?

HAM/TSP stands for HTLV-1 (Human T-cell Lymphotrophic Virus-1)-Associated Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis

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25-2% of virus carriers), but in co-infected HTLV-1 and HIV patients it presents earlier and takes a more rapid course, which may reflect virus interaction and can occur at any stage of HIV-induced immunosuppression.
The topics include the role of hematopoietic progenitor cells in retroviral pathogenesis, applying proteomics to study the pathogenesis and enhance diagnosis of HTLV-1, cellular factors involved in HIV-1 RNA transport, syncyins in normal and pathological placentas, non-human primates in HIV-1 research, retrovirus restriction factors, and HIV-1 interactions with small RNA induced silencing mechanisms.
The diagnosis of HTLV-1, however, has had a different effect, preventing him enjoying his gardening and sport and making the future uncertain.
The National Blood Service admitted providing defective blood after failing to screen it for HTLV-1.
Proteases of animal retroviruses and their biological function had been characterized years earlier in animal retroviruses and in the first human retrovirus to be discovered, the leukemia-causing retrovirus called HTLV-1.