• April Muldrew

A New HIV Strain Has Been Discovered - First In Two Decades


Let’s see here #AListers, we got global warming, the leader of the “free world” under impeachment, and now a new type of HIV. 🤦🏾‍♀️

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Scientists have confirmed the existence of an additional strain of HIV that has been around for decades, according to findings published Wednesday in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

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The strain is not new; rather, what's changed is the technology used to study the virus.

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According nbc news the subtype has been around as long as all the other strains have but was unrecognizable until now.

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The newly recognized strain is classified as subtype L in the group M family of HIV-1. The "M" stands for "major" because it's responsible for more than 90 percent of HIV infections worldwide.

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The silver lining in all of this is that experts believe drugs already used to control HIV would work for this subtype too and that there’s no reason to believe this strain is more dangerous than the others.

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