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Volume 4, Number 4—December 1998


Introduction of HIV-2 and Multiple HIV-1 Subtypes to Lebanon

Danuta Pieniazek*Comments to Author , James Baggs†, Dale J. Hu*, Ghassan M. Matar‡, Alexander M. Abdelnoor‡, Jacques E. Mokhbat‡, Marwan Uwaydah‡, Abdul Rahman Bizri‡, Artur Ramos*§, Luiz M. Janini*§, Amilcar Tanuri*§, Carol Fridlund*, Charles Schable*, Leo Heyndrickx¶, Mark A. Rayfield*, and Walid Heneine*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; §Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and ¶Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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Demographic, clinical, and behavioral information

Sex partner characteristic
no. Gendera Age
(yrs) Statusb CD4/
mm3 WHO
classc AIDS/
HIV Bi/homo-sexual male CSWd Travel/sexual contacts abroad Subtype
LE1 M 37 M 172 3 No No Yes West Africa (Côte d'Ivoire)e A
LE5 M 42 M NA 3 NKf No Yes West Africae A
LE6 M 29 M 168 2 Yes No Yes West Africae A
LE11 M 26 S 44 3 Yes No Yes Africae A
LE18g M 34 M 400 1 Yes No Yes Middle East (United Arab Emirates)e A
LE22 M 42 S NA 3 No No Yes West Africa (Côte d'Ivoire)e D
LE9 M 57 M 253 1 No No Yes Middle East (United Arab Emirates)e, Asia, Europe, North America A/D/
LE24 M 54 M 180 1 NK No Yes West Africa (Nigeria)e G/Ai
LE7 M 54 M 177 3 No No Yes West Africa (Côte d'Ivoire)e, Middle East NC/Aj
LE16 M 32 M 86 2 NK No Yes Europe B
LE26 M 36 M 86 1 No No Yes Europe (France)e B
LE2 M 27 S 396 3 Yes Yes No Europe (France, Germany, UK)e, North America (USA)e, Middle East B
LE8 M 43 S 98 3 No Yes No Europee, South America, Middle East (Bahrain)e B
LE10 M 35 S 56 4 No Yes No Europe (France)e Middle East, B
LE14 M 45 D/SP 7 3 No No Yes Europe (Spain, Germany)e Asia (Thailand)e, South, America B
LE23k M 47 M NA 1 Yes No Yes West Africa (Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria)e B
LE21 M 31 S 340 1 No No No Lebanon only B
LE3 F 31 M 378 1 Yes No No Lebanon only A
LE17g F 32 M 300 3 Yes No No Lebanon only A
LE20 F 32 M NA 1 Yes No No Europe A
LE4 F 36 M 233 1 Yes No No Africa A
LE13 F 35 M 350 1 Yes No No West Africa A
LE15 F 34 M 171 1 Yes No No Asia C
LE12l F 31 M 109 3 NK NK NK Africa B
LE19k F 42 M 30 4 Yes No No West Africa B
LE25 F 28 M 200 2 Yes No No West Africa HIV

aM=male, F=female.
bM=married, S=single, D/SP=divorced/separated.
cWorld Health Organization classification based on opportunistic infections.
dCommercial sex worker.
eSexual contact reported in region, country listed in parentheses.
fNot known.
gCouple number 1.
hSubtype A -env, subtype D -pol, subtype A -gag.
iSubtype G -env, subtype A -pol.
jUnclassified subtype for env and pol, subtype A - gag.
kCouple number 2.
lReported to be infected by blood transfusion.

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