Angharad E. Fenton-May

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Following mucosal human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) transmission, type 1 interferons (IFNs) are rapidly induced at sites of initial virus replication in the mucosa and draining lymph nodes. However, the role played by IFN-stimulated antiviral activity in restricting HIV-1 replication during the initial stages of infection is not clear. We(More)
Heterosexual transmission of HIV-1 is characterized by a genetic bottleneck that selects a single viral variant, the transmitted/founder (TF), during most transmission events. To assess viral characteristics influencing HIV-1 transmission, we sequenced 167 near full-length viral genomes and generated 40 infectious molecular clones (IMC) including TF(More)
Background The importance of events in acute HIV-1 infection (AHI) in determining the subsequent disease course prompts a need to understand the virus-immune system interactions in this phase of infection that impact on concurrent and ensuing viral replication and pathogenesis. The speed with which innate responses can be mobilized following pathogen(More)
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