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New strain of HIV identified for the first time in 19 years

A research team led by the American laboratory Abbott has identified a new strain of virus of the AIDS Agent
The AIDS agent is a Lentivirus, HIV (HIV-1 and HIV-2) for human immunodeficiency virus. It infects the cells of the immune system, the T4 cells that … "data-image =" .jpg "data-url =" "data-more =" Read more ">AIDS, the first mutation observed for 19 years. This is'an HIV-1 virus belonging to the subtype L of group M, the most widespread (99% of infections). At least three independently detected cases are needed for a new strain of the virus to be officially listed. Two cases of this unknown strain were detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1983 and 1990, the third in 2001 in Congo. But scientists did not have the techniques of sequencing sufficiently advanced to confirm the concordance between the three samples, the virus being present in very small quantities.

According to the researchers, current anti-HIV treatments, which cover a wide variety of viruses, should also be effective on this one. But this discovery comes to remind us that the epidemic is an increase of an endemic disease or the appearance of a large number of patients where the disease was … "data-url =" https: // www. "data-more =" Read more ">epidemic of AIDS always runs and evolves perpetually. " We must continue to monitor the virus and use the latest technological advances to track its evolution Says Carole McArthur, a professor at the University of Missouri and co-author of the study published November 6 in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. As part of its HIV surveillance program, Abbott already has more than 78,000 virus samples from 45 countries.

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