Sexual transmission of SIVagm in wild grivet monkeys

J. E. Phillips‐Conroy, C. J. Jolly, B. Petros, J. S. Allan, R. C. Desrosiers

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Abstract

This study reports the prevalence of simian immunodeficiency virus and the relationship of serostatus to age and sex among a wild population of Ethiopian grivet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops aethiops). Seropositivity paralleled patterns of sexual activity, being nearly universal in females of reproductive age, and absent in all males except those that were fully adult. One female seroconverted between two capture seasons at an age consistent with first breeding. Our findings support a predominantly sexual mode of transmission among SIVagm infected grivets. 1994 Munksgaard

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of medical primatology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cercopithecus aethiops
  • Ethiopia
  • SIV
  • horizontal transmission
  • longitudinal study
  • sex differences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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