An outbreak of HIV-1 BC recombinants in Southern Italy.

  title={An outbreak of HIV-1 BC recombinants in Southern Italy.},
  author={Laura Monno and Gaetano Brindicci and Alessia Lai and Grazia Punzi and Maurantonio Altamura and Francesco Roberto Simonetti and Nicoletta Ladisa and Annalisa Saracino and Claudia Balotta and Gioacchino Angarano},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  volume={55 4},
BACKGROUND In Western Europe, a previously subtype B HIV-1 restricted area, BC recombinants have been rarely reported. OBJECTIVE To describe an outbreak of HIV-1 BC recombinants in southern Italy. STUDY DESIGN We analyzed pol (protease/reverse transcriptase) sequences from 135 newly diagnosed HIV-1-infected patients during the years 2009-2011. For phylogenetic relationships, sequences were aligned to the most recent reference data set from the Los Alamos database using BioEdit (version 7.1… CONTINUE READING


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