HIV epidemiology in Greece
AuthorNikolopoulos, Georgios K.
Google Scholar check
MetadataShow full item record
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 issue of utmost significance. Men who have sex with men are the driving force of the HIV epidemic in Greece followed by heterosexually-infected individuals, while infections among injecting drug users remain at low levels. HIV-1 molecular epidemiology studies reveal a high genetic heterogeneity amongst the circulating strains in Greece. The epidemic began with subtype B, as in most of the European countries, however, subtype A was detected at a high prevalence among the newly diagnosed HIV-1-infected individuals in recent years. HIV requires an effective and sustained response meeting the needs of vulnerable subpopulations. © 2008 Future Medicine Ltd.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Viral correlates of HIV-1 disease Anastassopoulou, C. G.; Kostrikis, Leontios G. (2005)The transmission of HIV and the progression of HIV disease are influenced not only by a large number of human host factors, but also by certain correlates of the ever fluctuating virus quasispecies. The present review ...
Shared mechanisms in stemness and carcinogenesis: Lessons from oncogenic viruses Iacovides, D.; Michael, S.; Achilleos, Charis; Strati, K. (2013)A rise in technologies for epigenetic reprogramming of cells to pluripotency, highlights the potential of understanding and manipulating cellular plasticity in unprecedented ways. Increasing evidence points to shared ...
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 ...