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BACKGROUND Little is known about the prevalence of HIV or HCV in injecting drug users (IDUs) in Serbia and Montenegro. We measured prevalence of antibodies to HIV (anti-HIV) and hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV), and risk factors for anti-HCV, in community-recruited IDUs in Belgrade and Podgorica, and determined the performance of a parallel rapid HIV testing(More)
To examine the prognosis of patients who present with very advanced HIV-induced immunodeficiency, and their response to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), a series of 101 treatment naïve patients from the Serbian cohort of HIV infected patients, who presented with a CD4 count of </= 50/microL before commencing HAART, was retrospectively analyzed(More)
Phylogenetic analysis may serve as a valuable tool in assessing the epidemiological relation between viral DNA sequences. In order to increase the likelihood of observing phylogenetic separation of sequences as well as to give strong forensic evidence regarding transmission, phy-logenetic analysis needs to be performed on appropriate local control sequences(More)
Amino acid (aa) substitutions at position 245 of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) have been described to be associated to the presence of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)–B*5701 allele in the host, in particular in subtype B infection. Preliminary data show HLA–B*5701 prevalence of around 6.5% in Serbian population. In this study, we investigated the(More)
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