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HIV infections show great variation in the rate of progression to disease, and the role of viral genetic factors in this variation had remained poorly characterized until recently. Now a series of four studies [1-4] published within a year has filled this important gap and has demonstrated a robust effect of the viral genotype on HIV virulence.

Original publication

DOI

10.3390/v3030204

Type

Journal article

Journal

Viruses

Publication Date

08/03/2011

Volume

3

Pages

204 - 216

Addresses

Institute of Biology, Eötvös Loránd University, Pázmány P. s. 1/C, 1117 Budapest, Hungary.

Keywords

Humans, HIV-1, HIV Infections, Viral Load, Virulence