Identification of unique B/C recombinant strains of HIV-1 in the southern state of Karnataka, India

Nagadenahalli Byrareddy Siddappa, Prashanta Kumar Dash, Anita Mahadevan, Anita Desai, Narayana Jayasuryan, Vasanthapuram Ravi, Parthasarathy Satishchandra, Susarla K. Shankar, Udaykumar Ranga

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Abstract

We characterized the molecular nature of a large number of primary HIV-1 isolates in the four southern states of India. In addition to confirming a predominance of subtype C infection, for the first time we identified three B/C recombinant viruses in a subset of 115 samples. Unexpectedly, env sequences of two of the three B/C recombinants phylogenetically clustered with subtype B strains of the USA. The determination of the real incidence of the recombinant viruses is of importance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1426-1429
Number of pages4
JournalAIDS
Volume19
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2005

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  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Siddappa, N. B., Dash, P. K., Mahadevan, A., Desai, A., Jayasuryan, N., Ravi, V., Satishchandra, P., Shankar, S. K., & Ranga, U. (2005). Identification of unique B/C recombinant strains of HIV-1 in the southern state of Karnataka, India. AIDS, 19(13), 1426-1429. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.aids.0000180795.49016.89