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Title

Patterns of HIV infection among native and refugee afghans

Authors

Ansari AS, Khanani MR, Abidi SH

Network Affiliation

Other

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Journal Name

AIDS

Publication Date

4/21/2011

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21516026

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PMID

21516026

Abstract

The current study was conducted to explore the origins of the HIV epidemics among the Afghan refugees in Pakistan and the native Afghans in Afghanistan. Phylogenetic analysis of HIV gag gene from 40 samples showed diverse HIV variants, originating from a number of countries. Intermixing of diverse HIV variants among Afghans may give rise to seeding of infections with rare HIV strains which may pose serious challenges for the treatment and control of infection.

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Topic

Racial Disparities; Risk Assessment

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