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The UK NSC recommendation on HTLV (human t-cell leukaemia virus) screening in pregnancy

Recommendation Systematic population screening programme not recommended
Last review completed March 2013
Next review due in 2015/16
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Find general information about population health screening.

More about HTLV

HTLV1 is a retrovirus (like HIV) affecting the immune system. It is associated with a particular leukemia/lymphoma but most people have no symptoms.

» Read more about lymphoma and HTLV1 on NHS Choices


British Society for Immunology
National Centre for Human Retrovirology
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.

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