Health Highlights: Feb. 16, 2015

February 16, 2015 2:02 PM

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A new, highly-aggressive HIV strain has been identified in some patients in Cuba, according to researchers.

They said untreated infection with the CRF19 strain -- a combination of HIV subtypes A, D and G -- can develop into AIDS within three years, and that progression occurs so quickly that treatment with antiretroviral drugs may come too late, United Press International reported.

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