HIV-1 subtype C is not associated with higher risk of heterosexual HIV-1 transmission: a multinational study among HIV-1 serodiscordant couples.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

AIDS (London, England), Volume 28, Issue 2, p.235-43 (2014)

Keywords:

2014, February 2014, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Abstract:

HIV-1 subtype C has emerged as the most prevalent strain of HIV-1 worldwide, leading to speculation that subtype C may be more transmissible than other subtypes. We compared the risk of HIV-1 transmission for subtype C versus non-C subtypes (A, D, G and recombinant forms) among heterosexual African HIV-1 serodiscordant couples.