Dual and Recombinant Infections: An Integral Part of the HIV-1 Epidemic in Brazil
Figure 1. Differentiation between single (A) and dual (B) HIV-1 infections by the restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the polymerase chain reaction—amplified prt. A: Three AluI digestion patterns represent subtypes A, C, and F (pattern 1) and subtypes B and D (patterns 2 and 3); two HinfI patterns represent subtypes D (pattern 1) and B (pattern 2); two BclI patterns represent subtypes F (patterns 1) and A and C (pattern 2); two ScaI patterns represent subtypes A (pattern 1) and C (pattern 2). B: Two AluI digestion patterns (1 and 2) in the dually infected patient with HIV-1 subtypes F and B; two HinfI patterns (1 and 2) in the patient infected with subtypes B and D viruses.