Viral Research in Indigenous Populations

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Long-time Magpi users Magaly Blas and Isaac Alva, researchers at the Unit of HIV and STD epidemiology at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru, have been using the completely free version of Magpi to assess the association between the Human Papilloma Virus and the Human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) in indigenous women from the Peruvian Amazon. These researchers want to see if HTLV has a similar behavior as HIV with regards to increasing risk for cervical cancer. Their use of Magpi has been so successful that they have used it for other studies, including one in Lima concerning HPV prevalence among men who have sex with men.

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