HIV-1 CRF_BC Recombinants Infection in China: Molecular Epidemic and Characterizations

Author(s): Yabo Ouyang, Yiming Shao, Liying Ma

Journal Name: Current HIV Research
HIV and Viral Immune Diseases

Volume 10 , Issue 2 , 2012


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Abstract:

CRF_BC recombinant strains were first identified in China and are one of the most prevalent and characteristically unique HIV-1 subtypes across China. Here we aim to review the published data about HIV-1 CRF_BC recombinant strains epidemic in China and to characterize the genetics, biology and drug resistance of this virus. This study may help to better understand the current situation of HIV-1 CRF_BC prevalence and facilitate the development of vaccines and more efficient anti-HIV-1 regimens in China.

Keywords: AIDS, HIV-1, CRF_BC, epidemic, genetic, biologic and drug resistant

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VOLUME: 10
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2012
Published on: 13 March, 2012
Page: [151 - 161]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/157016212799937236
Price: $65

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