Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly 20 years

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Scientist Mary Rodgers spends her days tracking killers – elusive, constantly mutating viruses that travel the globe and are responsible for illness or death in millions of people.On Wednesday, in an article published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Rodgers and her team at Abbott, along with co-authors at the University of Missouri, announced their discovery of the first new subtype of HIV identified since 2000.“We’re always looking for viruses,” said Rodgers, who heads…

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