Molecular Epidemiology of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Mexico

Sponsor: University of California Institute for Mexico and the U.S. (UC MEXUS)

Location(s): Mexico


The molecular epidemiology of subtypes and intersubtype recombinants (IRs) of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in Mexico has not been characterized fully. Understanding its regional distribution, prevalence, adaptability, viral fitness, pathogenicity, and immunogenicity is decisive for any design of an effective HIV vaccine. The aim of this study was to describe the presence of IRs types BG and BF in a Mexican population.