Emergence of Circulating Recombinant Form 56-cpx in Pakistan

Uroosa Tariq, Azra Parveen, Furqana Akhtar, Faisal Mahmood, Syed Ali, Syed Hani Abidi

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In Pakistan, HIV has converted from outbreak to concentrated epidemic and has also bridged into the low-risk population. The HIV epidemic in Pakistan mainly comprises subtype A. Here, we present the first case and genetic analysis of a circulating recombinant form 56-cpx in a Pakistani HIV-infected patient. Genetic analysis of the sequence indicated that Pakistani 56-cpx sequence had more drug resistance mutation than the other 56-cpx sequences available in the database.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1002-1004
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018


  • CRF 56-cpx
  • HIV-1
  • Pakistan
  • drug resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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