Presence of multiple HIV subtypes and a high frequency of subtype chimeric viruses in heterosexually infected women.
The HIV-1 subtype distribution was determined in 41 HIV-positive women (-8% of all HIV-infected women in Denmark) belonging to different risk groups. HIV p17 gag and env gene subtypes were determined by DNA sequence analysis. Five different HIV subtypes were detected across all patients. Most HIV-1-positive women of Danish origin carried subtype B viruses, and a minority had virus belonging to subtypes A or C. All injecting drug users (IDUs) were infected with HIV subtype B viruses, whereas a...Expand abstract
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