The pandemic strain of HIV-1 is closely related to a virus found in chimpanzees of the subspecies Pan troglodytes troglodytes, which live in the forests of the Central African nations of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo (or Congo-Brazzaville), and Central African Republic.
Received Date: June 30, 2013; Accepted Date: July 29, 2013; Published Date: August 03, 2013 Citation: Okeke TC, Anyaehie BU (2013) HIV Co-Infection with Hepatotropic Viruses and Mycobacterial Tuberculosis. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000229 Copyright: © 2013 Okeke TC, et al.
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The pandemic HIV-1 strain (group M or Main) and a rare strain found only in a few Cameroonian people (group N) are clearly derived from SIVcpz strains endemic in Pan troglodytes troglodytes chimpanzee populations living in Cameroon.
Thus, this region is presumably where the virus was first transmitted from chimpanzees to humans.
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