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      Hepatitis C infection among intravenous drug users attending therapy programs in Cyprus 

      Demetriou, Victoria L.; Van De Vijver, D. A. M. C.; Hezka, Johana; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Savvopoulou, Natasa; Georgiades, Neoklis; Charilaou, Charis C.; Argyriou, Argyris; Pavlou, Tina; Platritis, Kyriakos; Veresies, Kyriakos L. (2010)
      The most high-risk population for HCV transmission worldwide today are intravenous drug users. HCV genotypes in the general population in Cyprus demonstrate a polyphyletic infection and include subtypes associated with ...
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      Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis C infection in cyprus: Evidence of polyphyletic infection 

      Demetriou, Victoria L.; Van De Vijver, D. A. M. C.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Chimonides, S.; Evgeniou, N. A.; Hadjigeorgiou-Vounou, E.; Koliou-Mazeri, M.; Papakyriakou, P.; Petsas, L.; Potamitis, G. (2009)
      The genetic diversity of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Cyprus is investigated for the first time in this study. Nucleotide sequence analysis of the CORE-E1 and NS5B regions of the HCV genome was performed on blood plasma ...
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      Prevalence of drug resistance among HIV-1 treatment-naive patients in Greece during 2003–2015: Transmitted drug resistance is due to onward transmissions 

      Paraskeva, D.; Kostaki, Evangelia-Georgia; Magiorkinis, Gkikas; Gargalianos, Panagiotis; Xylomenos, G.; Magiorkinis, Emmanouil; Lazanas, Marios; Chini, M.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Skoutelis, A.; Papastamopoulos, V.; Antoniadou, Anastasia; Papadopoulos, A.; Psichogiou, M.; Daikos, Georgios L.; Oikonomopoulou, M.; Zavitsanou, A.; Chrysos, Georgios; Paparizos, V.; Kourkounti, S.; Sambatakou, H.; Sipsas, N. V.; Lada, M.; Panagopoulos, P.; Maltezos, E.; Drimis, S.; Hatzakis, A. (2017)
      Background The prevalence of HIV-1 drug resistance among treatment-naïve patients ranges between 8.3% and 15% in Europe and North America. Previous studies showed that subtypes A and B were the most prevalent in the Greek ...
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      Re-analysis of unassigned hepatitis C virus (HCV) strain CYHCV025: Evidence of a highly divergent lineage within genotype 1 

      Oikonomopoulou, M.; Demetriou, Victoria L.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Paraskevis, Dimitrios N. (2017)
      HCV global sequences have been classified into 7 genotypes, several subtypes and a number of unassigned sequences. Our aim was to perform an in depth investigation of the taxonomic relationships of the unclassified CYHCV025 ...