Characterization of a new circulating recombinant form comprising HIV-1 subtypes C and B in southern Brazil.

@article{Santos2006CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a new circulating recombinant form comprising HIV-1 subtypes C and B in southern Brazil.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Felipe Santos and Thatiana M. Sousa and Esmeralda A J M Soares and Sabri S. Sanabani and Ana M B Mart{\'i}nez and Eduardo Sprinz and Jussara Silveira and Ester Cerdeiro Sabino and Amilcar Tanuri and Marcelo Alves Soares},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 16},
  pages={2011-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify a new circulating recombinant form (CRF) of HIV-1 comprising two circulating subtypes in the southern region in Brazil, subtypes B and C. METHODS A total of 152 HIV-positive patients followed at two hospitals in southern Brazil had their viral pol genes isolated by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from plasma. PCR products were sequenced and phylogenetically analysed using HIV-1 subtype reference sequences. Six full-length subtype C viruses from… CONTINUE READING