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Nowledgements The authors are grateful to Andile Nofemela and Roman Ntale for technical assistance with viral sequencing. This research was supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (technical co-operation project RAF/6/ 029), Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) of South Africa and the University of Cape Town, for collaborative projects with partners in the global South. We thank Ger
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Tion and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.Tongo et al. Virology Journal 2013, 10:29 http://www.virologyj.com/content/10/1/Page 7 of17. Montavon C, Vergne L, Bourgeois A, Mpoudi-Ngole E, Malonga-Mouellet G, Butel C, Toure-Kane C, Delaporte E, Peeters M: Identification of a new circulating recombinant form of HIV type 1, CRF11-cpx, involving subtypes A, G, J, and CRF01-
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D. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.AbstractBackground: Alveolar macrophages (AM) avidly bind and ingest unopsonized inhaled particles and bacteria through class
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Ologyj.com/content/10/1/Page 2 ofparticularly relevant because they encode highly immunogenic proteins that are frequently included in candidate vaccines [9-11]. We sequenced 50 full length HIV-1 gag and 55 nef genes from 59 HIV-infected blood donors in Cameroon. To obtain a phylogenetic view of Cameroonian HIV diversity that explicitly accounted for the confounding effects of recombination, we pe
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Mpled sequences are likely CRF02_AG (accounting for 50 of HIV-1M infections), with the other "pure" subtypes (G, D, A, and F) and CRFs (CRF11_cpx, 36_cpx, 37_cpx, and CRF01_AE) accounting for the remainder of infections. CRF02_AG and clade G viruses are broadly distributed across west central Africa and have apparently been circulating stably there for many years [3,17-19], consistent with the pr
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Onfim I, Camacho RJ, Vandamme AM, Lemey P: Phylodynamics of the HIV-1 CRF02_AG clade in Cameroon. Infect Genet Evol 2012, 12:453?60. 20. Zhang M, Foley B, Schultz AK, Macke JP, Bulla I, Stanke M, Morgenstern B, Korber B, Leitner T: The role of recombination in the emergence of a complex and dynamic HIV epidemic. Retrovirology 2010, 7:25. 21. Carr JK, Salminen MO, Albert J, Sanders-Buell E, Gotte D

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