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Prevalence, Molecular Epidemiology and Drug Resistance Pattern of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 among Injecting Drug Users in Lahore, Pakistan

Prevalence, Molecular Epidemiology and Drug Resistance Pattern of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 among Injecting Drug Users in Lahore, Pakistan

Saima Yaqub1, Tahir Yaqub1*, Muhammad Zubair Shabbir2, Asif Nadeem3Aziz-Ul-Rahman1, Muhammad Furqan Shahid1, Zarfishan Tahir4 and Nadia Mukhtar4

1Department of Microbiology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
2Quality Operations Laboratory, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
3Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
4 Director General Health Services, Primary and Secondary Health Care Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan

*      Corresponding author: tahiryaqub@uvas.edu.pk

Fig. 1.

Based on pol gene, the phylogenetic analysis was constructed using studied HIVs and previously characterized strains representing different subtypes originating from the globe. The phylogeny tree was constructed using neighbor-joining method in MEGA version 6 software. The under-study HIV strains are highlighted as black circle.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 53, Iss. 3, Pages 801-1200

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