Genetic characteristics of HIV and efficency of its sexual transmission


Kireev D.Е., Pokrovskaya A.V.

Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare, Moscow
The risk of getting HIV through sexual contact is low; however, the contribution of this mode of transmission versus others to an epidemic outbreak is greatest. An understanding of the characteristics of the virus, which affect the efficiency of its transmission, will promote the elaboration of preventive and therapeutic approaches to declining the number of new cases of the infection. The review describes the results of investigations unveiling a number of important genetic features of HIV, which affect transmission efficiency.

About the Autors


For correspondence:
Kireev Dmitry Evgenevich, Cand. Biol. Sci.; Researcher, Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare
Address: 3a, Novogireevskaya St., Moscow 111123
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Е-mail: dmitry.kireev@pcr.ru


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