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In Africa, discovered a new and very dangerous form of HIV
According to the latest reports arrived from West Africa, found in several parts of the mutated form of the human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV ). Detected viral pathogen is more aggressive and its predecessor is much faster development of HIV in the body.
First strain of the virus, dubbed A3/02, was discovered in early 2011. Now news agencies reported that the virus has already appeared in several new cases recorded in Guinea-Bissau, a poor state in West Africa, where seems apparent lack of timely and quality medical care.
Virologists believe that A3/02 was the result of crossing two different strains of HIV are already at that time in the bodies of some patients. This statement was made by researchers from the University of Lund in Sweden, which recently managed to examine in more detail the properties of this aggressive strain.
“Forecasts show that all people infected with HIV a new form, in five years to develop AIDS. This is about two or two and a half years faster than with conventional forms of HIV, “- says a leading researcher Angelica Palm from Lund University.
In addition, scientists have noted that the existing forms of wrestling with conventional forms of HIV work in the case of A3/02.
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