AIDS research and human retroviruses 2017 03 16() doi 10.1089/AID.2017.0049
Five near full-length genome of novel second-generation HIV-1 recombinant virus (JS150021, JS150029, JS150129, JS150132 and AH150183) were identiﬁed from five HIV-positive people in Jiangsu and Anhui province, east China. Phylogenic analyses showed that these five sequences are all composed of two well-established circulating recombinant forms CRF07_BC and CRF01_AE, grouped into four new discovered recombinant forms ,which show several very similar but not identical recombinant breakpoints. The four recombinant forms are also identified to be a sort of family or related viruses, seems to be the results of different recombination events. The emergence of a serious new closed related CRF07_BC/CRF01_AE recombinant strain indicate the increasing complexity sexual transmission of the HIV-1 epidemic in China.