Acute HIV-1 infection is characterized by the rapid generation of highly diverse genetic variants to adapt to the new host environment. Understanding the dynamics of viral genetic variation at this stage of infection is critical for vaccine design efforts and early drug treatment. Here, using a high-resolution deep sequencing approach targeting the HIV-1 gag region, we reveal very early immune pressure with dramatic subpopulation shifts in a single acutely infected participant providing further insight into the genetic dynamics of acute HIV-1 infection.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases