Dual infection with dengue virus 3 and human immunodeficiency virus 1 in Havana, Cuba

Autores: Gonzalez Daniel, Limonta Daniel, Bandera Juan Francisco, Perez Jorge, Kouri Gustavo, Guzmán Tirado María Guadalupe


Although dengue virus (DEN) endemic regions overlap with human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV) high incidence areas, little has been documented on HIV and DEN mixed infection. Here we report DEN/HIV concurrent infections recorded during the DEN-3 epidemic in 2001-2002 in Havana. Serologic-confirmed DEN is described in two HIV-infected subjects with dengue fever symptoms. Although patients had dengue disease, the CD4+ cells remained within normal levels and no accelerated progression of HIV disease was observed. To our knowledge, DEN cases caused by DEN-3 in HIV-infected individuals have not been reported previously. Further research is needed to diagnose this likely underreported mixed viral infection in DEN endemic areas.

Palabras clave: Dengue HIV coinfection concurrent dual Cuba.

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Vol. 3 Núm.4. Abril 2009 Pags. 318-320. J Infect Developing Countries 2009; 3(4)