The emergence of HIV-1 circulating recombinant form 07_BC strains in Taiwan

Sheng Fan Wang, IYu Ting Lin, Yen Ju Chen, Yi Ming Arthur Chen

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型章節


There was an outbreak of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) circulating recombinant form (CRF) 07_BC among injection drug users (IDUs) in Taiwan in 2004. In this chapter, we described a molecular epidemiological analysis of HIV-1 in Taiwan and further characterized the full length genome of the Taiwanese CRF07_BC. DNA sequencing and phylogenetic analysis were conducted to determine subtypes and evolutionary relationships. Recombination breakpoints of 2 full-length CRF07_BC strains were elucidated using a bootscanning method. Of 206 HIV-1-infected patients who received a diagnosis in 2004, 44.7% were infected with subtype B, 53.4% with CRF07_BC, and 1.5% with CRF01_AE. Ninety-eight percent (109/111) of IDUs were infected with CRF07_BC. Deletions of 7-11 amino acids in both p6gag and p6pol proteins were noted among the Taiwanese CRF07_BC strains. The CRF_07BC strains belonged to 2 phylogenetic clusters, and the first cluster contained only CRF07_BC strains from the southern part of Taiwan. The Taiwanese CRF07_BC strains had 97% full-length sequence homology with the prototype from mainland China. CRF07_BC was first introduced into the southern region in 2002 and then has been disseminated to other regions in Taiwan since 2004.
主出版物標題Handbook of Disease Outbreaks
主出版物子標題Prevention, Detection and Control
發行者Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
出版狀態已發佈 - 12月 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 物理與天文學 (全部)


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