SHOCKING! For the first time in 19 years there’s been a new strain of HIV detected.
The strain is part of the HIV-1 version which is in the same family as other virus sub-types. The reason this has happened? Doctors blame the global HIV pandemic.
HIV like most viruses can change and mutate over time… ‘This is the first new strain of HIV that been identified since guidelines for classifying subtypes were established in 2000.’