Infect Chemother.  2017 Mar;49(1):1-9. 10.3947/ic.2017.49.1.1.

Molecular Epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Affiliations
  • 1Center for Infectious Diseases, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. moberrer@nmc.or.kr

Abstract

During the evolution of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), transmissions between humans and primates resulted in multiple HIV lineages in humans. This evolution has been rapid, giving rise to a complex classification and allowing for worldwide spread and intermixing of subtypes, which has consequently led to dozens of circulating recombinant forms. In the Republic of Korea, 12,522 cases of HIV infection have been reported between 1985, when AIDS was first identified, and 2015. This review focuses on the evolution of HIV infection worldwide and the molecular epidemiologic characteristics of HIV in Korea.

Keyword

Human immunodeficiency virus; Molecular epidemiology; Phylogeny

MeSH Terms

Classification
HIV Infections
HIV*
Humans*
Korea
Molecular Epidemiology*
Phylogeny
Primates
Republic of Korea
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