Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Euro Surveill. 2011 Sep 8;16(36). pii: 19962.

HIV-1 outbreak among injecting drug users in Greece, 2011: a preliminary report.

Author information

  • 1National Retrovirus Reference Center, Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.


A significant increase (more than 10-fold) in the number of newly diagnosed HIV-1 infections among injecting drug users (IDUs) was observed in Greece during the first seven months of 2011. Molecular epidemiology results revealed that a large proportion (96%) of HIV-1 sequences from IDUs sampled in 2011 fall within phylogenetic clusters suggesting high levels of transmission networking. Cases originated from diverse places outside Greece supporting the potential role of immigrant IDUs in the initiation of this outbreak.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk