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June 2, 2010

Two Independent Epidemics of HIV in Maryland

JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: "Conclusions: Multiple HIV-1 subtypes exist in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area with a significant non-B-infected population in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, suggesting 2 independent epidemics of HIV in Maryland. Population-based surveillance inclusive of groups at higher risk of non-B strains is essential to monitor the prevalence and variations of HIV subtypes in Maryland and the United States."