São Paulo, Brazil: Study Reveals Genetic Diversity of HIV in Infected Patients

Posted on October 22, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Health

On October 22, 2013, O Estado de São Paulo reported that a study recently released by the University of São Paulo (USP) and the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) revealed that cases of HIV in Brazil reflect a variety of subtypes of the virus.  This finding is key to understanding the proper diagnosis and treatment of the virus’ symptoms.  All cases were conducted on patients who were infected by means of gestation, birth or breastfeeding.  Just over half displayed the most common subtype, while another 40% showed a different subtype which requires different forms of treatment.  Researchers are concerned that the subtypes are further diversified today, as this research reflects cases of over 10 years ago.  Read Article

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