The Institute of Clinical and Molecular Virology offers an HIV-1 subtype panel including 17 group M isolates (2x A, 2x B, 2x C, 3x D, 1x CRF01_AE, 2x F, 1x G, 1xG/H, 1x H, 2x CRF02_AG) as well as two group O isolates and one group N isolate. For more detailed information regarding characterization please refer to the document "HIV-1 subtype panel".
Virus isolates were originally obtained from the NIH AIDS Research and Reference Reagent Program, USA, or from the Programme EVA Centre for AIDS Reagents, NIBSC, UK. These viruses were cultivated on cells, inactivated by heating and supernatants were diluted in HIV-negative plasma to a concentration of about 100,000 HIV-1 RNA copies/ml.
Precise concentrations (HIV-1 RNA copies/ml) are provided with delivery.
Furthermore, the Institute of Clinical and Molecular Virology offers an HIV-2 panel including eight heat-inactivated HIV-2 isolates. More detailed information can be found in the document "HIV-2 panel".
The HIV-1 subtype panel and the HIV-2 panel are currently available and can be ordered at a price of 50€/isolate. If you want to order the isolates, please use our purchase order form shown in the right-hand column and send it to the following location or e-mail address:
Institute of Clinical and Molecular Virology
Fax.: +49 9131 8526485
We will organize the shipment for you (germany and EU countries).