Genetic Characterization of Hepatitis C Viruses in HIV Positive People who Inject Drugs, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mustafizur Rahman, Ph.D
Centre for HIV and AIDS, ICDDR
B, 68, Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sharani
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Received Date: March 08, 2012; Accepted Date: August 28, 2012; Published Date: August 31, 2012
Citation: Rahman M, Chowdhury EI, Reza M, Alam MS, Sarker MS, et al. (2012) Genetic Characterization of Hepatitis C Viruses in HIV Positive People who Inject Drugs, Dhaka, Bangladesh. J AIDS Clinic Res 3:165. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000165
Copyright: © 2012 Rahman M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We investigated the HCV genotypes in HIV positive people who inject drugs (PWID) identified in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2003. Genetic analyses revealed that the PWIDs shared closely related HIV strains subtype C genotypes but HCV genotypes in them were distantly related. This indicates that the mode of transmission of HIV and HCV infections in PWIDs might be different.