Current HIV type 1 molecular epidemiology profile and identification of unique recombinant forms in Jakarta, Indonesia

Ivo N. Sahbandar, Kiyomi Takahashi, Zubairi Djoerban, Iman Firmansyah, Satoshi Naganawa, Kazushi Motomura, Hironori Sato, Katsuhiko Kitamura, Herdiman T. Pohan, Shigehiro Sato

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Abstract

HIV infection is a major problem in Indonesia. The number of people living with HIV has been increasing from year to year, especially among injecting drug users (IDUs). Since there were only limited data about molecular epidemiology profiles of HIV/AIDS in Indonesia, a cross-sectional study involving 208 HIV-1-seropositive individuals was conducted in 2007 in Jakarta. The majority of participants were 16-30 years of age (64.9%) and 74.5% were male. The most frequent risk factor was injecting drug use (IDU) (45.7%) followed by heterosexual transmission (34.1%). Phylogenetic analysis of gag (p17 and p6) and env C2V3 regions showed 200 (96.2%) of 208 DNA samples were CRF01-AE and only 3 (1.4%) were subtype B. Five samples (2.4%) indicated discordant subtypes between the three aforementioned regions: three of them showed unique CRF01-AE/B recombination patterns in 2.3-kbp nucleotide sequences (from p17 to part of RT), including one sample showing similarity to CRF33-01B, reported previously in Malaysia. This study shows the current predominant subtype is CRF01-AE in every risk group, with a decreasing number of pure subtype B, and the first identification of CRF01-AE/B recombinant forms among HIV-1-seropositive Indonesians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-646
Number of pages10
JournalAIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009

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