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HTLV1 – Dr Fabiola Martin

Thursday 14th June / presented by Jorja Keay

Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 is a retrovirus that causes a chronic infection which is transmitted by sex or blood, and causes damage to the immune system.

The disease is found right around the world including Japan, Brazil, Africa and even Central Australia.

So how do you know if you have this disease and are there treatment options?

RTR FM reporter Ben Davidson spoke to Dr Fabiola Martin from the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine.

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