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

M Cicozzi, S Montieri, M Salemi, T De Oliveira, M Dorucci, A Sinicco, Andrea De Luca, M Giuliani, C Balotta, G. Rezza

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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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1213-1215
Numero di pagine3
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2007


  • HIV
  • Subtype G


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