HTLV Infection

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Acceptability at Recruitment

NOT ACCEPTABLE

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

NOT ACCEPTABLE

Individual at Risk

Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Virus endemic to the West Indies, parts of Africa and the Far East. Asymptomatic in most individuals, it has the potential to cause aggressive cancer or a severe paralysing disorder of the nervous system.

Guidance

Current Infection

Unacceptable if infected.

Current Sexual Partner Infected

Unacceptable if current sexual partner of an infected individual.

Previous Sexual Partner Infected

Unacceptable if less than 12 months since sexual contact with an infected individual.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

HTLV-I HTLV-II Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus

Version

Version 1, Edition 2

Date of Last Update

1 June 2016