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Scientists have discovered a new strain of HIV virus
- November 13, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Some diseases of a large-scale, in fact pandemic nature, simply cannot be ignored – not only by medical specialists around the world, but also by the world community as a whole. And therefore, when research scientists from the American pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories informed the public about the newly found strain of the HIV virus, many of their colleagues immediately got excited and began to study the materials found. But it soon became clear that the new research work actually confirms the existence of a new strain of HIV, which, in fact, loomed before the microscopes of scientists for more than a year.
This is a new HIV subtype called HIV-1 Group M Subtype L, the first parts of which were discovered back in 2001 – however, at that time, HIV researchers believed that this was not a full-fledged strain, but only a new form of the old throughout the 90s. strain. Be that as it may, a new study by an American pharmaceutical company showed that the HIV-1 Group M Subtype L strain is indeed completely independent, although structurally related to other strains.
It is worth noting the fact that the study itself was largely based on a detailed study and rethinking of previous experiences and studies from the 80s to 90s. of the last century, when new particles of HIV were found in unexpected environments. In addition, the leadership of the pharmaceutical laboratory has already pointed out the fact that specialists have created tools for the full analysis of the new HIV subtype.
All of the above allows us to hope that soon a new test will be presented by scientists to determine this strain of the HIV virus – since it probably conceals a lot of ambiguous points in terms of its detection. At this stage, the scientific team continues to observe and study the strain, while noting that it will soon begin the first clinical trials in order to develop a universal medical chemical test to determine the presence of this particular strain of the virus.