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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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      Genotyping HIV-1 and HCV strains by a combinatorial DNA melting assay (COMA) 

      Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Shin, S.; Ho, David D. (1998)
      Background: Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) strains can be genetically classified into genetic lineages known as genetic types of subtypes according to phylogenetic analyses of ...
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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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      Increase in transmitted resistance to non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors among newly diagnosed HIV-1 infections in Europe 

      Moutschen, M.; Frentz, D.; Van de Vijver, D. A. M. C.; Abecasis, A. B.; Albert, Jan; Hamouda, O.; Jørgensen, L. B.; Ku¨cherer, C.; Struck, D.; Schmit, J. -C; Vercauteren, J.; A˚sjo¨, B.; Balotta, Claudia; Beshkov, Danail; Camacho, Ricardo J.; Clotet, B.; Coughlan, S.; Griskevicius, A.; Grossman, Z.; Horban, A.; Kolupajeva, T.; Korn, K.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Liitsola, K.; Linka, M.; Nielsen, C.; Otelea, D.; Paraskevis, Dimitrios N.; Paredes, R.; Poljak, M.; Puchhammer-Sto¨ckl, E.; So¨nnerborg, A.; Stanekova, D.; Stanojevic, M.; Van Wijngaerden, E.; Wensing, A. M. J.; Boucher, C. A. B.; Puchhammer-Stockl, E.; Sarcletti, M.; Schmied, B.; Geit, M.; Balluch, G.; Vandamme, A. -M; Vercauteren, J.; Derdelinckx, I.; Sasse, A.; Bogaert, M.; Ceunen, H.; De Roo, A.; De Wit, S.; Echahidi, F.; Fransen, K.; Goffard, J. -C; Goubau, P.; Goudeseune, E.; Yombi, J. -C; Lacor, P.; Liesnard, C.; Pierard, D.; Rens, R.; Schrooten, Y.; Vaira, D.; Vandekerckhove, L. P. R.; Van den Heuvel, A.; Van Der Gucht, B.; Van Ranst, M.; Van Wijngaerden, E.; Vandercam, B.; Vekemans, M.; Verhofstede, C.; Clumeck, N.; Van Laethem, K.; Demetriades, Ioannis; Kousiappa, Ioanna; Demetriou, Victoria L.; Hezka, Johana; Bruckova, M.; Linka, M.; Machala, L.; Nielsen, C.; Jørgensen, L. B.; Gerstoft, J.; Mathiesen, L.; Pedersen, C.; Nielsen, H.; Laursen, A.; Kvinesdal, B.; Salminen, M.; Ristola, M.; Liitsola, K.; Suni, J.; Sutinen, J.; Korn, K.; Ku¨cherer, C.; Berg, T.; Braun, P.; Poggensee, G.; Da¨umer, M.; Eberle, J.; Heiken, H.; Kaiser, R.; Knechten, H.; Mu¨ller, H.; Neifer, S.; Schmidt, B.; Walter, H.; Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer, B.; Harrer, T.; Paraskevis, Dimitrios N.; Hatzakis, Angelos E.; Magiorkinis, Emmanouil N.; Hatzitheodorou, Eleni; Haida, Catherine; Zavitsanou, Assimina; Magiorkinis, Gkikas; Lazanas, Marios C.; Chini, Maria C.; Magafas, N.; Tsogas, Nickolaos; Paparizos, Vassilios A.; Kourkounti, Sofia; Antoniadou, Anastasia C.; Papadopoulos, Antonios I.; Panagopoulos, Periklis; Poulakou, Garyphallia G.; Sakka, V.; Chryssos, Georgios; Drimis, Stylianos; Gargalianos, Panagiotis; Lelekis, Moyssis I.; Chilomenos, G.; Psichogiou, Mina A.; Daikos, George L.; Panos, George; Haratsis, G.; Kordossis, Theodore; Kontos, Athanasios N.; Koratzanis, Georgios; Theodoridou, Maria C.; Mostrou, Glykeria J.; Spoulou, Vana I.; Coughlan, S.; De Gascun, C.; Byrne, C.; Duffy, M.; Bergin, C.; Reidy, D.; Farrell, G.; Lambert, J.; O'Connor, E.; Rochford, A.; Low, J.; Coakely, P.; O'Dea, S.; Hall, W.; Grossman, Z.; Levi, I.; Chemtob, D.; Balotta, Claudia; Riva, C.; Mussini, C.; Caramma, I.; Capetti, A.; Colombo, M. C.; Rossi, C.; Prati, F.; Tramuto, F.; Vitale, F.; Ciccozzi, M.; Angarano, G.; Rezza, G.; Schmit, J. C.; Struck, D.; Hemmer, R.; Arendt, V.; Staub, T.; Schneider, F.; Roman, F.; Wensing, A. M. J.; Boucher, C. A. B.; van Kessel, A.; van Bentum, P. H. M.; Brinkman, K.; op de Coul, E. L.; van der Ende, M. E.; Hoepelman, I.; van Kasteren, M.; Juttmann, J.; Kuipers, M.; Langebeek, N.; Richter, C.; Santegoets, R.; Schrijnders-Gudde, L.; Schuurman, R.; van de Ven, B. J. M.; A˚sjo¨, B.; Ormaasen, V.; Aavitsland, P.; Horban, A.; Stanczak, J. J.; Stanczak, G. P.; Firlag-Burkacka, E.; Wiercinska-Drapalo, A.; Jablonowska, E.; Malolepsza, E.; Leszczyszyn-Pynka, M.; Szata, W.; Camacho, Ricardo J.; Palma, C.; Borges, F.; Paixa&tild; o, T.; Duque, V.; Araújo, F.; Jevtovic, D.; Salemovic, D.; Stanekova, D.; Habekova, M.; Mokráš, Miloš; Truska, P.; Poljak, M.; Lunar, M.; Babic, Dunja Z.; Tomazic, J.; Vidmar, L.; Vovko, T.; Karner, P.; Clotet, B.; Domingo, P.; Galindo, M. J.; Miralles, C.; del Pozo, M. A.; Ribera, E.; Iribarren, J. A.; Ruiz, L.; de la Torre, J.; Vidal, F.; Garcia, F.; Paredes, R.; Albert, Jan; Heidarian, A.; Aperia-Peipke, K.; Axelsson, M.; Mild, M.; Karlsson, A.; So¨nnerborg, A.; Thalme, A.; Nave´r, L.; Bratt, G.; Karlsson, A.; Blaxhult, A.; Gissle´n, M.; Svennerholm, B.; Bergbrant, I.; Björkman, Per; Sa¨ll, C.; Mellgren, A˚; Lindholm, A.; Kuylenstierna, N.; Montelius, R.; Azimi, F.; Johansson, B.; Carlsson, M.; Johansson, E.; Ljungberg, B.; Ekvall, H.; Strand, A.; Ma¨kitalo, S.; o¨berg, S.; Holmblad, P.; Ho¨fer, M.; Holmberg, H.; Josefson, P.; Ryding, U. (2014)
      Background: One out of ten newly diagnosed patients in Europe was infected with a virus carrying a drug resistant mutation. We analysed the patterns over time for transmitted drug resistance mutations (TDRM) using data ...
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      Increasing prevalence of HIV-1 subtype a in Greece: Estimating epidemic history and origin 

      Paraskeva, D.; Magiorkinis, Emmanouil; Magiorkinis, Gkikas; Sypsa, V.; Paparizos, V.; Lazanas, Marios; Gargalianos, Panagiotis; Antoniadou, Anastasia; Panos, G.; Chrysos, Georgios; Sambatakou, H.; Karafoulidou, Anastasia; Skoutelis, A.; Kordossis, Theodoros; Koratzanis, Georgios; Theodoridou, M.; Daikos, Georgios L.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Pybus, O. G.; Hatzakis, A. (2007)
      Background. In North America and Europe, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infection has typically been dominated by subtype B transmission. More recently, however, non-B subtypes have been increasingly reported in ...
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      Investigating the fate of iodinated X-ray contrast media iohexol and diatrizoate during microbial degradation in an MBBR system treating urban wastewater 

      Hapeshi, E.; Lambrianides, A.; Koutsoftas, P.; Kastanos, E.; Michael, C.; Fatta-Kassinos, Despo (2013)
      The capability of a moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) to remove the iodinated contrast media (ICM) iohexol (IOX) and diatrizoate (DTZ) from municipal wastewater was studied. A selected number of clones of microorganisms ...
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      Near-full genome characterization of unclassified hepatitis c virus strains relating to genotypes 1 and 4 

      Demetriou, Victoria L.; Kostrikis, Leontios G. (2011)
      Near-full genome sequences are presented in this report for the first time of unclassified HCV strains amplified using RT-PCR from plasma of patients living in Cyprus. One strain appears to be a unique genotype-1-like ...
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      Patterns of taxonomic diversity among terrestrial isopods 

      Sfenthourakis, Spyros; Taiti, S. (2015)
      The publication of the world catalog of terrestrial isopods some ten years ago by Schmalfuss has facilitated research on isopod diversity patterns at a global scale. Furthermore, even though we still lack a comprehensive ...
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      Re-analysis of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 isolates from Cyprus and Greece, initially designated 'subtype I', reveals a unique complex A/G/H/K/? mosaic pattern 

      Paraskevis, Dimitrios N.; Magiorkinis, M.; Vandamme, A. M.; Kostrikis, Leontios G.; Hatzakis, Angelos E. (2001)
      Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) has been classified into three main groups and 11 distinct subtypes. Moreover, several circulating recombinant forms (CRFs) of HIV-1 have been recently documented to have spread ...
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      Socially-Integrated Transdisciplinary HIV Prevention 

      Friedman, Samuel R.; Jr, M. J. Downing; Smyrnov, P.; Nikolopoulos, Georgios K.; Schneider, J. A.; Livak, B.; Magiorkinis, Gkikas; Slobodianyk, L.; Vasylyeva, T. I.; Paraskeva, D.; Psichogiou, M.; Sypsa, V.; Malliori-Minerva, Melpomeni; Hatzakis, A. (2014)
      Current ideas about HIV prevention include a mixture of primarily biomedical interventions, socio-mechanical interventions such as sterile syringe and condom distribution, and behavioral interventions. This article presents ...
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      Use of molecular beacons and multi-allelic real-time PCR for detection of and discrimination between virulent Bacillus anthracis and other Bacillus isolates 

      Hadjinicolaou, Andreas V.; Demetriou, Victoria L.; Hezka, Johana; Beyer, W.; Hadfield, T. L.; Kostrikis, Leontios G. (2009)
      The awareness of the threat of Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of the disease anthrax, as a biowarfare and bioterrorism weapon has revived the development of new technologies for rapid and accurate detection of ...