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Research Article

Living Invisible: HTLV-1-Infected Persons and the Lack of Care in Public Health

  • Karina Franco Zihlmann mail,

    zihlmann@usp.br

    Affiliation: Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Augusta Thereza de Alvarenga,

    Affiliation: Public Health Faculty, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Jorge Casseb

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Medical Investigation LIM-56/Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Tropical Medicine of São Paulo, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Published: June 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001705

About the Authors

Karina Franco Zihlmann
Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Augusta Thereza de Alvarenga
Public Health Faculty, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Jorge Casseb
Laboratory of Medical Investigation LIM-56/Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Tropical Medicine of São Paulo, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: zihlmann@usp.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KFZ ATA. Performed the experiments: KFZ. Analyzed the data: KFZ ATA JC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KFZ. Wrote the paper: KFZ ATA JC.