Highly divergent subtypes and new recombinant forms prevail in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Angola: new insights into the origins of the AIDS pandemic.

@article{Brtolo2009HighlyDS,
  title={Highly divergent subtypes and new recombinant forms prevail in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Angola: new insights into the origins of the AIDS pandemic.},
  author={In{\^e}s B{\'a}rtolo and Cheila Rocha and Jos{\'e} Bartolomeu and Ant{\^o}nio Cl{\'a}udio da Gama and Rute Marcelino and A. Maur{\'i}cio C. Fonseca and Ana R. Mendes and Marta Epalanga and Patr{\'i}cia Cavaco Silva and Nuno Taveira},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          672-82
        }
}
Angola, located in South-Western Africa, has a remarkably low HIV/AIDS prevalence in the adult population (3.7%). It is bordered in the North by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Republic of Congo that are at the origin of human HIV-1 infections. It is, therefore, likely that HIV-1 strains circulating in Angola are genetically diverse and representative of the origin of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The aim of this work was to investigate in detail the genetic diversity and molecular… CONTINUE READING
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