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Molecular characterization of non-subtype C and recombinant HIV-1 viruses from Cape Town, South Africa
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: HIV-1 was first diagnosed within South Africa in 1982. In the 1980’s homosexual transmission dominated the HIV-1 epidemic within the country. In the late 1980’s the second HIV-1 epidemic was recognized ...
Investigation of the molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, using serotyping and genotyping techniques
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
There are currently an estimated 5.3 million people infected with human immunodeficiency virus / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in South Africa. HIV-1 group M Subtype C is currently responsible for the ...
Development of selective real-time PCR (SPCR) asays for the detection of K103N resistance mutation in minor HIV-1 populations
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Background: The conventional sequence analysis is the most common method used for the detection of drug-resistant mutants. Due to its sensitivity limitations, it is unable to detect these mutants when ...
Phenotypic and functional characterization of cytotoxic T lymphocytes in HIV-1 infected South African adults
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In just 25 years since the first reported cases in 1981, the number of Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected people has risen to 65 million, and over 25 million have died of acquired immunodeficiency ...