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Whole Genome Deep Sequencing of HIV-1 Reveals the Impact of Early Minor Variants Upon Immune Recognition During Acute Infection

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Viral escape from acute and chronic phase CD8+ T cell responses.

Stacked heat-maps illustrate variant codon frequencies over time for each residue of the CD8 epitopes targeted by subject 9213. Shown are epitopes targeted during the acute (Day 59) and chronic (Day 476) phases of HIV-1 infection. The baseline sequence is shown at the top of each epitope, with non-HIV-1B consensus residues highlighted in blue. The magnitude of each response is shown in SFC per million PBMC.

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