HIV type 1 subtype E in commercial sex workers and injection drug users in southern Vietnam.

@article{Nerurkar1996HIVT1,
  title={HIV type 1 subtype E in commercial sex workers and injection drug users in southern Vietnam.},
  author={Vivek R. Nerurkar and Hien Tran Nguyen and Wan Mohaiza Dashwood and Philipp R Hoffmann and Cheng Yin and David M. Morens and Andrew H. Kaplan and Roger Detels and Richard Yanagihara},
  journal={AIDS research and human retroviruses},
  year={1996},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={841-3}
}
Nationwide HIV-1 seroprevalence rates in Vietnam are estimated to be almost 10% for IV drug users (IVDUs), 3% for female prostitutes, and 2% for males attending clinics for sexually transmitted diseases. These estimated prevalences are comparable to those observed in the same risk groups in Thailand 5 years ago. Blood samples were analyzed from two female HIV-1-seropositive prostitutes and three male IVDUs in southern Vietnam during April and May 1995. HIV-1 infection was confirmed by nested… CONTINUE READING

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