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AIDS. 2008 Jan 2;22(1):156-8.

Chronology of the HIV-1 CRF07_BC expansion in East Asia.

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Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Epidemiology, AIDS Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

The HIV-1 epidemic among injecting drug users (IDU) in Taiwan is caused primarily by CRF07_BC infections. Evolutionary analyses, which utilize outgroup reference strains from northwestern China (Xinjiang), reveal that CRF07_BC was introduced into southern Taiwan in 1998-2001 and spread to central-northern Taiwan in 2001-2003, causing the largest HIV/AIDS epidemic in Taiwan. The separate introduction of CRF07_BC into Xinjiang occurred in 1992-1995. This study illustrates the temporal dynamics of CRF07_BC spread among IDU across east Asia.

PMID:
18090407
DOI:
10.1097/QAD.0b013e3282f2d77a
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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