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Near Full-Length Genome Sequence of a Novel HIV-1 Second-Generation Recombinant Form (CRF01_AE/CRF07_BC) Detected Among Blood Donors in North China.

Near Full-Length Genome Sequence of a Novel HIV-1 Second-Generation Recombinant Form (CRF01_AE/CRF07_BC) Detected Among Blood Donors in North China.
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He W, Han X, An M, Hai Y, Chang L, Liu C, Wang L, Shang H,


He W, Han X, An M, Hai Y, Chang L, Liu C, Wang L, Shang H, (click to view)

He W, Han X, An M, Hai Y, Chang L, Liu C, Wang L, Shang H,

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AIDS research and human retroviruses 2017 08 16() doi 10.1089/AID.2017.0111

Abstract

In this study, a novel CRF01_AE/07_BC HIV-1 recombinant form, with five breakpoints in the pol, vpr, env, and nef gene regions, was identified from a voluntary blood donor in North China. Our study showed that this HIV-1 recombinant form might be a second-generation recombinant form from two predominant strains in the men who have sex with men (MSM) population, with the CRF07_BC fragments belonging to a CRF07_BC lineage specific to Chinese MSM and the CRF01_AE fragments belonging to the CRF01_AE lineage 5 common among MSM in northern China. Our findings supported the high-risk blood donation behaviors of MSM, implied the increasing complexity of the HIV-1 epidemic among the Chinese MSM population, and called more attention to the effectiveness of the screening test for the growing number of new HIV-1 recombinant forms.

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