Temporal trends in the HIV‐1 epidemic in Russia: Predominance of subtype A

@article{Bobkov2004TemporalTI,
  title={Temporal trends in the HIV‐1 epidemic in Russia: Predominance of subtype A},
  author={Aleksei F. Bobkov and E. V. Kazennova and Ludmila M Selimova and Tatyana A Khanina and Grigory S Ryabov and Marina Bobkova and Anna L Sukhanova and A Kravchenko and N. N. Ladnaya and Jonathan Weber and Vadim V. Pokrovsky},
  journal={Journal of Medical Virology},
  year={2004},
  volume={74}
}
During the period 1996–1997, three highly homogeneous variants of HIV‐1 were identified, circulating among injecting drug users (IDUs) in the former Soviet Union republics. One of these belonged to HIV‐1 genetic subtype A (IDU‐A), another belonged to HIV‐1 genetic subtype B (IDU‐B) and the third was a recombinant between the first two variants (CRF03_AB). However, since 1997, the HIV‐1 epidemic has affected an increasing number of geographic regions in Russia. This study was undertaken to… 
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