We describe an outbreak of subtype G among injecting drug users (IDU) in northern Italy newly infected with HIV. We analysed pol gene sequences from samples of 139 individuals from different risk groups. Non-B subtypes were more frequently detected among IDU than in homosexual or heterosexual contacts. All G subtypes but one were found among IDU. The phylogenetic analysis indicated that the outbreak was of monophyletic origin and was caused by HIV-1 strains similar to those from western Africa.

Cicozzi, M., Montieri, S., Salemi, M., De Oliveira, T., Dorucci, M., Sinicco, A., De Luca, A., Giuliani, M., Balotta, C., Rezza, G., An outbreak of HIV-1 subtype G among Italian injecting drug users, <<AIDS>>, 2007; (Maggio): 1213-1215 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/10450]

An outbreak of HIV-1 subtype G among Italian injecting drug users

De Luca, Andrea;
2007

Abstract

We describe an outbreak of subtype G among injecting drug users (IDU) in northern Italy newly infected with HIV. We analysed pol gene sequences from samples of 139 individuals from different risk groups. Non-B subtypes were more frequently detected among IDU than in homosexual or heterosexual contacts. All G subtypes but one were found among IDU. The phylogenetic analysis indicated that the outbreak was of monophyletic origin and was caused by HIV-1 strains similar to those from western Africa.
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Cicozzi, M., Montieri, S., Salemi, M., De Oliveira, T., Dorucci, M., Sinicco, A., De Luca, A., Giuliani, M., Balotta, C., Rezza, G., An outbreak of HIV-1 subtype G among Italian injecting drug users, <<AIDS>>, 2007; (Maggio): 1213-1215 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/10450]
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