Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1
Other Names for this Disease
- Human T lymphotropic virus type 1
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No cure or treatment exists for human T-cell leukemia virus, type 1 (HTLV-1). Management is focused on early detection and preventing the spread of HTLV-1 to others. Screening blood doners, promoting safe sex and discouraging needle sharing can decrease the number of new infections. Mother-to-child transmission can be reduced by screening pregnant women so infected mothers can avoid breastfeeding.
Last updated: 12/10/2014
- David T Scadden, MD; Andrew R Freedman, FRCP; Paul Robertson, MRCP. Human T-lymphotropic virus type I: Disease associations, diagnosis, and treatment. UpToDate. March 2014;
- HTLV Type I and Type II. NORD. May 2012; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/1203/viewAbstract.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.