Sex and the genetic diversity of HIV-1

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The genetic variability of HIV-1 is an important aspect of its pathogenesis, even though studies in men have demonstrated that the viral population is usually homogeneous during the first months of infection. Now, a large study comparing men and women shows that even before an antibody response is detectable, the viral population differs between the sexes (71–75).

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Ray, S., Quinn, T. Sex and the genetic diversity of HIV-1. Nat Med 6, 23–25 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1038/71487

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