Aggressive HIV Strain Rapidly Becomes AIDS, Found In Cuba

February 15, 2015 5:56 PM

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Researchers have discovered an aggressive form of HIV, which a new smartphone device can test for in 15 minutes, in Cuba which rapidly progresses to full-blown AIDS in less than three years, compared to the five to ten years it takes on average.

HIV, which stands for human immunodeficiency virus, is a sexually transmitted infection which can also be spread through contact with infected blood, from a mother to a child through childbirth, and by breast-feeding.

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