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Is human t cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus (htlv-1) contagious?
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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Yes
Both htlv-1 and htlv-2 are spread by sexual transmission, from mother to child, and by exposure to infective blood through transfusions and injection drug use.
In this respect the virus is contagious. It does not appear it is transmitted in any other way.

In brief: Yes
Both htlv-1 and htlv-2 are spread by sexual transmission, from mother to child, and by exposure to infective blood through transfusions and injection drug use.
In this respect the virus is contagious. It does not appear it is transmitted in any other way.
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