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January 17, 2013

Studies in Africa have shown that a new strain of the HIV virus leads to more rapid progression than previous strains, and other research suggests that in general HIV is becoming more aggressive. What does this mean for control of transmission?  

HIV Virus Becoming More Aggressive

Studies in Africa have shown that a new strain of the HIV virus leads to more rapid progression than previous strains, and other research suggests that in general HIV is becoming more aggressive. What does this mean for control of transmission? 
 

To Myron Cohen MD, director of the HIV clinic at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the implications are all too obvious. What frustrates him, as you can hear in this brief podcast, is that not all authorities everywhere see the situation as he does.
 

Is it only a matter of time, as he says. And if so, how long will it take to implement a solution worldwide?


HIV Strains Becoming More Aggressive: What Does This Mean?