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      The application of HIV molecular epidemiology to public health 

      Paraskeva, D.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Magiorkinis, Gkikas; Hodges-Mameletzis, I.; Hatzakis, A. (2016)
      HIV is responsible for one of the largest viral pandemics in human history. Despite a concerted global response for prevention and treatment, the virus persists. Thus, urgent public health action, utilizing novel interventions, ...
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      Economic recession and emergence of an HIV-1 outbreak among drug injectors in Athens metropolitan area: A longitudinal study 

      Paraskeva, D.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Fotiou, Anastasios; Tsiara, Chrissa G.; Paraskeva, D.; Sypsa, V.; Lazanas, Marios; Gargalianos, Panagiotis; Psichogiou, M.; Skoutelis, A.; Wiessing, L.; Friedman, Samuel R.; Jarlais, Don C. Des; Terzidou, M.; Kremastinou, Jenny; Malliori-Minerva, Melpomeni; Hatzakis, A. (2013)
      Background: During 2011, a dramatic increase (1600%) of reported HIV-1 infections among injecting drug users (IDUs) was noted in Athens, Greece. We herein assess the potential causal pathways associated with this outbreak. ...
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      Enhanced HIV-1 surveillance using molecular epidemiology to study and monitor HIV-1 outbreaks among intravenous drug users (IDUs) in Athens and Bucharest 

      Paraskeva, D.; Paraschiv, S.; Sypsa, V.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Tsiara, Chrissa G.; Magiorkinis, Gkikas; Psichogiou, M.; Flampouris, Andreas; Mardarescu, Mariana; Niculescu, I.; Batan, Ionelia; Malliori-Minerva, Melpomeni; Otelea, D.; Hatzakis, A. (2015)
      Background: A significant increase in HIV-1 diagnoses was reported among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) in the Athens (17-fold) and Bucharest (9-fold) metropolitan areas starting 2011. Methods: Molecular analyses were conducted ...
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      Generalized least squares for assessing trends in cumulative meta-analysis with applications in genetic epidemiology 

      Bagos, Pantelis G.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K. (2009)
      Objective: Cumulative meta-analysis allows the evaluation of a study's contribution to the combined effect of the preceding research. It accrues evidence, gradually adding studies one at a time and provides updated estimates ...
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      HIV epidemiology in Greece 

      Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Paraskeva, D.; Hatzakis, A. (2008)
      Greece has experienced early the effect of HIV/AIDS on morbidity and mortality. The era of highly active antiretroviral therapy has alleviated many of the consequences of the epidemic, however, HIV infection remains an ...
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      HIV-1 outbreak among injecting drug users in Greece, 2011: A preliminary report 

      Paraskeva, D.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Tsiara, Chrissa G.; Paraskeva, D.; Antoniadou, Anastasia; Lazanas, Marios; Gargalianos, Panagiotis; Psychogiou, M.; Malliori-Minerva, Melpomeni; Kremastinou, Jenny; Hatzakis, A. (2011)
      A significant increase (more than 10-fold) in the number of newly diagnosed HIV-1 infections among injecting drug users (IDUs) was observed in Greece during the first seven months of 2011. Molecular epidemiology results ...
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      Overview of HIV molecular epidemiology among people who inject drugs in Europe and Asia 

      Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Kostaki, Evangelia-Georgia; Paraskeva, D. (2016)
      HIV strains continuously evolve, tend to recombine, and new circulating variants are being discovered. Novel strains complicate efforts to develop a vaccine against HIV and may exhibit higher transmission efficiency and ...
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      Post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis outbreak caused by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa 

      Maltezou, Helena C.; Pappa, O.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Ftika, L.; Maragos, Antonios; Kaitsa, H.; Protonotariou, E.; Diza, Evdoxia; Georgiadis, N.; Vatopoulos, A.; Nikolaidis, Pavlos (2012)
      In June 2010, a severe outbreak of 13 cases of postcataract surgery endophthalmitis caused by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa occurred. Pulse-field gel electrophoresis in eye isolates found 95% genetic similarity; ...