HIV Databases HIV Databases home HIV Databases home
HIV sequence database

Subtypes of Primate Immunodeficiency Viruses


Groups: M N O P

Non-recombinant subtypes of Group M: A1 A2 B C D F1 F2 G H J K

Recombinants: See Circulating recombinant forms (CRFs)



Non-recombinant groups (formerly known as subtypes): A B C D E F G

Recombinants: HIV2_CRF01_AB



Abbr. Species (listed in HIV database "subtype" menu) Description Latin name
ASC Red-tailed Guenon SIVs have been found in 2 subspecies of Red-tailed Guenon: Schmidt's Guenon (C. a. schmidti) & Yellow-nosed Guenon (C. a. whitesidei). Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti
Cercopithecus ascanius whitesidei
BAB BABOON Baboon infected in the wild with vervet SIV Papio spp.
BLC Bioko Black Colobus Bioko Black Colobus Cercopithecus satanas satanas
BKM Black Mangabey Black Mangabey Lophocebus aterrimus
BLU Blue Monkey Blue Monkey Cercopithecus mitis
COL COLOBUS Colobus Monkey Colobus guereza
CPZ CPZ Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes troglodytes or
P. t. schweinfurthii
DEB DEBRAZZAS DeBrazza's Monkey Cercopithecus neglectus
DEN DENTS Dent's Monkey Cercopithecus denti
DRL DRILL Drill Monkey Mandrillus leucophaeus
GOR GOR Gorilla Gorilla gorilla
GRV GRIVET Grivet, formerly a subspecies of African Green Monkey Chlorocebus aethiops
GSN GSN Greater Spot-nosed Monkey Cercopithecus nictitans
KRC Kibale Red Colobus Kibale Red Colobus (Kibale National Park, Uganda) Procolobus [Piliocolobus] rufomitratus tephrosceles
LST LHOEST L'Hoest's Monkey Cercopithecus lhoesti
MAC MAC Rhesus Macaque naturally infected by SIVsmm Macaca mulatta
Mandrills are infected with two types of SIV nearly as diverse from each other as HIV-1 and HIV-2 are from each other. Mandrillus sphinx
MNE MNE Pig-tailed Macaque infected in captivity by SIV-SMM Macaca nemestrina
MON MONA Mona Monkey Cercopithecus mona
Mustached Monkey Cercopithecus cephus
OLC Olive Colobus Olive Colobus Procolobus verus
PAT PATAS Patas Monkey Erythrocebus patas
PRG Bioko Preuss's Guenon Preuss's Red-eared Guenon from Bioko Cercopithecus preussi insularis
RCM RCM Red-capped Mangabey Cercocebus torquatus torquatus
REG Bioko Red-eared Guenon Bioko Red-eared Guenon. This SIV was originally called SIVery, but later published as SIVreg. Cercopithecus erythrotis erythrotis
SAB SABAEUS Green Monkey Chlorocebus sabaeus
SMM SMM Sooty Mangabey (or macaques experimentally infected with SMM) Cercocebus atys atys
STM STM Stump-tailed Macaque infected in captivity by SIV-SMM Macaca arctoides
SUN SUN Sun-tailed Monkey Cercopithecus solatus
SYK SYKES Sykes' Monkey Cercopithecus albogularis
TAL TALAPOIN Talapoin Monkey Miopithecus ogouensis or
Miopithecus talapoin
TAN TANTALUS Tantalus Monkey, formerly a subspecies of African Green Monkey Chlorocebus tantalus
TRC Tshuapa Red Colobus Tshuapa Red Colobus Piliocolobus tholloni
VER VERVET Vervet, formerly a subspecies of African Green Monkey Chlorocebus pygerythrus
WCM White-crowned Mangabey White-crowned Mangabey infected in captivity by vervet SIV Cercocebus torquatus lunulatus
WOL Wolf's Monkey Wolf's Monkey Cercopithecus wolfi
WRC Western Red Colobus Western Red Colobus Procolobus verus


Additional Information

More information on HIV/SIV subtype nomenclature
HIV-1 M group nomenclature review article
How the HIV Database Classifies Subtypes


last modified: Wed Jan 11 11:26 2012

Questions or comments? Contact us at

Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration
Copyright © 2005-2012 LANS LLC All rights reserved | Disclaimer/Privacy

Dept of Health & Human Services Los Alamos National Institutes of Health