Bridging epidemiology with population genetics in a low incidence MSM-driven HIV-1 subtype B epidemic in Central Europe
Lunar, Maja M × Vandamme, Anne-Mieke Tomažič, Janez Karner, Primož Vovko, Tomaž D Pečavar, Blaž Volčanšek, Gabriele Poljak, Mario Abecasis, Ana B #
BMC Infectious Diseases vol:15 issue:1 pages:65
The HIV-1 epidemic in Slovenia, a small Central European country, has some characteristics that make it an ideal model to study HIV-1 transmission. The epidemic is predominantly affecting men who have sex with men infected with subtype B (89% of all patients), has a low prevalence (less than 1/1000) and is growing slowly. The aim of the present study was to analyze in detail the evolutionary history and the determinants of transmission.