Global and regional distribution of HIV-1 genetic subtypes and recombinants in 2004

@article{Hemelaar2006GlobalAR,
  title={Global and regional distribution of HIV-1 genetic subtypes and recombinants in 2004},
  author={Joris Hemelaar and Eleanor Gouws and Peter Ghys and Saladin Osmanov},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2006},
  volume={20},
  pages={W13–W23}
}
Objective:To estimate the global and regional distribution of HIV-1 subtypes and recombinants in 2004. Design:A study was conducted in which molecular epidemiological data on HIV-1 subtype distribution in individual countries were combined with country-specific estimates of the number of people living with HIV. Methods:HIV-1 subtype data were collected for 23 874 HIV-1 samples from 70 countries, which together accounted for 89% of all people living with HIV worldwide in 2004. The proportions of… 
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