Journal article

Molecular analysis of human immunodeficiency virus strains associated with a case of criminal transmission of the virus

CJ Birch, RF McCaw, DM Bulach, PA Revill, JT Carter, J Tomnay, B Hatch, TV Middleton, D Chibo, MG Catton, JL Pankhurst, AM Bresckin, SA Locarnini, DS Bowden

The Journal of Infectious Diseases | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2000


An investigation was done of the evidence for transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from an HIV-positive man to several male and female sex contacts. Phylogenetic analysis of sequences from the gag and env genes showed a close relationship between the predominant virus strains from the source and 2 contacts. However, the likelihood that a female contact was infected by the source could not be determined, despite contact tracing indicating that this may have occurred. One male, shown by contact tracing and molecular evidence to have been infected by the source, subsequently transmitted HIV to his female sex partner. HIV sequence from a plasma sample used as a control in the phylo..

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