Table 1.

Frequency of antibody response patterns in sera from 80 individuals testing positive by HGV/GBV-C SIA

Pattern of antibody response of HGV/GBV-C SIA-positive individualsaNo. (%) of individuals testing positive (n = 80)
env1env2NS3-NNS3-C/NS4
++++36 (45.0)
+++22 (27.5)
++9 (11.3)
+++6 (7.5)
++5 (6.2)
++2 (2.5)
  • a The antibody response (+) and the lack of a response (−) to the four recombinant HGV/GBV-C proteins (env1, env2, NS3-N, and NS3-C/NS4) are indicated.