Study shows mutated HIV speeds up development of AIDS to three years

February 15, 2015 7:00 PM

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A recent research has found that a strain of HIV has become epidemic among patients in Cuba. The strain of the virus is known to result in AIDS in carriers within a time frame of three years if it left untreated. The virus is reported to cause a threat of epidemic in some patients who reported of having been involved in unprotected sexual activities with multiple partners. The study was published by international researchers who have been working with several patients, as well as doctors in the nation.

The study, published this week, explains that the strain of HIV is essentially composed of three subtypes of the virus. Researchers working at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, said that the mutated virus spreads too fast for patients to seek antiretroviral therapy before it is too late. T...

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