First New HIV Strain In 19 Years Identified

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Scientific American

A research group at the medical-device and health care giant Abbott, has discovered a new strain of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV—the first to be identified in 19 years. Along with other researchers, BIO5 associate director and UArizona Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department head Dr. Michael Worobey, discusses what these findings mean and what they tell us about the HIV virus as a whole.