Patterns of HIV infection among native and refugee Afghans

Amna S. Ansari, Muhammad R. Khanani, Syed H. Abidi, Farida Shah, Aniqa Shahid, Syed H. Ali

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1427-1430
Number of pages4
JournalAIDS
Volume25
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 17 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Refugees
HIV Infections
HIV
gag Genes
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Infection Control
Infection

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  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Ansari, A. S., Khanani, M. R., Abidi, S. H., Shah, F., Shahid, A., & Ali, S. H. (2011). Patterns of HIV infection among native and refugee Afghans. AIDS, 25(11), 1427-1430. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0b013e32834800e7

Patterns of HIV infection among native and refugee Afghans. / Ansari, Amna S.; Khanani, Muhammad R.; Abidi, Syed H.; Shah, Farida; Shahid, Aniqa; Ali, Syed H.

In: AIDS, Vol. 25, No. 11, 17.07.2011, p. 1427-1430.

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Ansari, AS, Khanani, MR, Abidi, SH, Shah, F, Shahid, A & Ali, SH 2011, 'Patterns of HIV infection among native and refugee Afghans', AIDS, vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 1427-1430. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0b013e32834800e7
Ansari AS, Khanani MR, Abidi SH, Shah F, Shahid A, Ali SH. Patterns of HIV infection among native and refugee Afghans. AIDS. 2011 Jul 17;25(11):1427-1430. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0b013e32834800e7
Ansari, Amna S. ; Khanani, Muhammad R. ; Abidi, Syed H. ; Shah, Farida ; Shahid, Aniqa ; Ali, Syed H. / Patterns of HIV infection among native and refugee Afghans. In: AIDS. 2011 ; Vol. 25, No. 11. pp. 1427-1430.
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