Geographically-related computer databases on the global incidence of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection are being maintained in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, England.
Using the information they contain, the original geographical heartlands of HIV-2 infection are identified as former Portuguese and French colonies in West and South Central Africa.
The same databases permit the reconstruction of the diffusion corridors by which the virus is spreading from these heartlands into Europe.
The reconstruction shows that, as a result of traditional links with their former colonies, the main areas of infection in Europe are Portugal and France.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virus HIV2, Dissémination, Répartition géographique, Homme, Epidémiologie, Europe, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, AIDS, HIV-2 virus, Dissemination, Geographic distribution, Human, Epidemiology, Europe, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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