New HIV strain reminds us that innovation is urgent and fundamental

CNN, Updated November 8, 2019

For the first time in 19 years, a team of scientists has detected a new strain of HIV.

The strain is a part of the Group M version of HIV-1, the same family of virus subtypes to blame for the global HIV pandemic. The findings were published Wednesday in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
HIV has several different subtypes or strains, and like other viruses, it has the ability to change and mutate over time. This is the first new Group M HIV strain identified since guidelines for classifying subtypes were established in 2000. It is important to know what strains of the virus are circulating to ensure that tests used to detect the disease are effective.

 

People with HIV can conceive naturally without infecting partner or child

The Conversation, 24 April 2015, 2.36pm AEST

A new pill could enable people living with HIV to conceive children through sex without risking the health of their HIV-negative partner.

HIV and pregnancy is not a topic we hear a lot about in Australia.

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