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Scientists discovers new strain of HIV for the first time in 19 years

Date: Nov 8, 2019

A team of scientists has discovered a new strain of HIV for the first time in 19 years.

 The findings show the role next-generation genome sequencing is playing in helping researchers stay one step ahead of mutating viruses and avoiding new pandemics.

Abbott Laboratories says it's making this new strain accessible to the research community to evaluate its impact to diagnostic testing, treatments and potential vaccines.

According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS, UNAIDS, there were approximately 37.9-million people across the globe with HIV/AIDS in 2018. 

More from Dr. Kuku Appiah, the Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Abbot Rapid Diagnostics, a branch of Abbott Laboratories...

--ChannelAfrica--

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