Intervirology. 1989;30 Suppl 1:66-72.

Experimental infection of rhesus monkeys with SIV isolated from African green monkeys.

Herchenröder O, Stahl-Hennig C, Lüke W, Schneider J, Schulze G, Hartmann H, Schmidt H, Tenner-Racz K, Racz P, Hayami M, Kelliher JC, Hunsmann G.
To establish an animal model for AIDS, 6 juvenile rhesus monkeys were infected intravenously with cell-free SIVagmTYO-1, 5, or 7. One animal was infected with SIV of known pathogenicity isolated from a sooty mangabey (SIVsmm). The 2 animals infected with TYO-1, 1 of 2 infected with TYO-7 and the 1 infected with SIVsmm seroconverted within 4-8 weeks after infection and infectious virus could be recovered 8-10 or 44 weeks after infection. Three of the 4 seroconverted monkeys developed a persistent lymphadenopathy 12 weeks after infection. Rhesus monkeys infected with SIVagm could serve as a model to study HIV infection and for vaccine trials.
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