Genomewide association study for determinants of HIV-1 acquisition and viral set point in HIV-1 serodiscordant couples with quantified virus exposure.

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BACKGROUND: Host genetic factors may be important determinants of HIV-1 sexual acquisition. We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) for host genetic variants modifying HIV-1 acquisition and viral control in the context of a cohort of African HIV-1 serodiscordant heterosexual couples. To minimize misclassification of HIV-1 risk, we quantified HIV-1 exposure, using data including plasma HIV-1 concentrations, gender, and condom use. METHODS: We matched couples without HIV-1 seroconversion to those with seroconversion by quantified HIV-1 exposure risk. Logistic regression of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for 798 samples from 496 HIV-1 infected and 302 HIV-1 exposed, uninfected individuals was performed to identify factors associated with HIV-1 acquisition. In addition, a linear regression analysis was performed using SNP data from a subset (n = 403) of HIV-1 infected individuals to identify factors predicting plasma HIV-1 concentrations. RESULTS: After correcting for multiple comparisons, no SNPs were significantly associated with HIV-1 infection status or plasma HIV-1 concentrations. CONCLUSION: This GWAS controlling for HIV-1 exposure did not identify common host genotypes influencing HIV-1 acquisition. Alternative strategies, such as large-scale sequencing to identify low frequency variation, should be considered for identifying novel host genetic predictors of HIV-1 acquisition.

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Cited Authors

  • Lingappa, JR; Petrovski, S; Kahle, E; Fellay, J; Shianna, K; McElrath, MJ; Thomas, KK; Baeten, JM; Celum, C; Wald, A; de Bruyn, G; Mullins, JI; Nakku-Joloba, E; Farquhar, C; Essex, M; Donnell, D; Kiarie, J; Haynes, B; Goldstein, D; Partners in Prevention HSV/HIV Transmission Study Team,

Published Date

  • 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 12

Start / End Page

  • e28632 -

PubMed ID

  • 22174851

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3236203

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1932-6203

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1371/journal.pone.0028632


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States