characterization of a novel simian immunodeficiency virus from guereza colobus monkeys (colobus guereza) in cameroon: a new lineage in the nonhuman primate lentivirus family.exploration of the diversity among primate lentiviruses is necessary to elucidate the origins and evolution of immunodeficiency viruses. during a serological survey in cameroon, we screened 25 wild-born guereza colobus monkeys (colobus guereza) and identified 7 with hiv/siv cross-reactive antibodies. in this study, we describe a novel lentivirus, named sivcol, prevalent in guereza colobus monkeys. genetic analysis revealed that sivcol was very distinct from all other known siv/hiv isolates, with ...200111134299
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