The strain belongs to the group, which is responsible for 90% of cases of infection.
Scientists from the University of Missouri said that for the first time in 20 years managed to find new strain of HIV. According to CNN, the strain belongs to the species HIV-1 group M, which is responsible for 90% of cases of infection.
HIV several different strains and species that can mutate over time. The researchers were able to detect a new strain of group M for the first time since 2000, when it was developed the basic principles of classification of subtypes.
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The researchers note that their discovery will allow them to more closely monitor the evolution of the virus. It is noted that scientists are studying about 60% of blood samples in the world to find new strains and track their mutation. Thus, they can identify the new strain without reference to the region in which it can develop.