New and more virulent strain of HIV is spreading rapidly through Russia, claim scientists

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  • The HIV subtype 02_AG/A  is spreading rapidly and is now thought to account for more than 50 per cent of  new HIV infections in Siberia
  • It is thought to be the most virulent  subtype of the virus in Russia
  • Infections have also been reported in  Chechnya, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

By  Emma Innes

PUBLISHED: 06:42 EST, 17  October 2013 |  UPDATED: 06:51 EST, 17 October 2013

 

Russian scientists believe they have  identified a new and more virulent strain of HIV.

The subtype, known as 02_AG/A, is spreading  rapidly and is now thought to account for more than 50 per cent of new HIV  infections in Siberia.

The virus was first seen in the city of  Novosibirsk in 2006 and is thought to be the most virulent subtype of the virus  in Russia.

Russian scientists believe they have identified a new and more virulent strain of HIV. The subtype, known as 02_AG/A, is spreading rapidly. Image shows mature HIV virus infection 

Russian scientists believe they have identified a new  and more virulent strain of HIV. The subtype, known…

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