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.
An outbreak of HIV-1 subtype G among Italian injecting drug users / M. Ciccozzi, S. Montieri, M. Salemi, T. De Oliveira, M. Dorrucci, A. Sinicco, A. De Luca, M. Giuliani, C. Balotta, G. Rezza. - In: AIDS. - ISSN 0269-9370. - 21:9(2007), pp. 1213-1215.
|Titolo:||An outbreak of HIV-1 subtype G among Italian injecting drug users|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0b013e32813aee1a|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|