Journal article

Efficacy and kinetics of glycerol inactivation of HIV-1 in split skin grafts.

PU Cameron, JC Pagnon, J van Baare, JC Reece, NJ Vardaxis, SM Crowe

J Med Virol | Published : 2000


Allogeneic split skin grafts are used widely in the treatment of burns. The relative simplicity of glycerol preservation of skin suggests it will be used increasingly in areas of high HIV-1 seroprevalence. The ability of glycerol preservation to inactivate HIV-1 present in skin graft infected in vitro was determined using a macrophage tropic strain HIV-1 as a cell-free virus suspension, within infected PBMCs, or within in vitro HIV-1 infected fresh cadaveric split skin. Different temperatures and concentrations of glycerol were used and infectivity determined by coculture with mitogen activated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and measurement of reverse transcriptase activity after..

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