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Detection of hydrogen peroxide-producing Lactobacillus species in the vagina: a comparison of culture and quantitative PCR among HIV-1 seropositive women

  • Jennifer E Balkus1, 2Email author,
  • Caroline Mitchell2,
  • Kathy Agnew2,
  • Congzhou Liu3,
  • Tina Fiedler3,
  • Susan E Cohn4,
  • Amneris Luque5,
  • Robert Coombs6,
  • David N Fredricks3 and
  • Jane Hitti2
BMC Infectious Diseases201212:188

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-188

Received: 22 December 2011

Accepted: 8 August 2012

Published: 13 August 2012

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Original Submission
22 Dec 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jimmy Twin
11 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Camila Marconi
12 Jun 2012 Author responded Author comments - Jennifer Balkus
Resubmission - Version 3
12 Jun 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
16 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jimmy Twin
18 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Camila Marconi
27 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Jennifer Balkus
Resubmission - Version 4
27 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
8 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
13 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-12-188

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
(2)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington
(3)
Vaccine Infectious Diseases Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
(4)
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University
(5)
Department of Medicine, University of Rochester
(6)
Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine, University of Washington

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