New HIV Strain Emerges Amidst Growing Concern Over Further Outbreaks

August 2, 2009

France (ChattahBox) – An women who moved from Cameroon, Africa in 2004 to Paris has tested positive for HIV, but the strain is something new that researchers had not yet seen.

The unnamed 62-year-old woman has no way of knowing how long she has had the virus, exactly, but since before moving to France in early 2004.

According to researchers, the strain is different from the three already seen in humans, and should underscore the need for closer supervision of the virus that leads to AIDS.

The scientists at the University of Rouen, France believe that the strain originated in gorillas, and then passed and adapted to human cells. The virus is replicating rapidly in the patient, and there is concern that it could be spreading rapidly through Africa, without anyone knowing.

The patient says that she has had no contact with gorillas or any other apes, and that she did not eat any dangerous meat from wild animals. How she contracted the disease is still a mystery.



One Response to “New HIV Strain Emerges Amidst Growing Concern Over Further Outbreaks”

  1. dsinla81 on August 3rd, 2009 2:03 am

    View the new documentary “House of Numbers” to see why questions about this new strain must be raised and deeper issues about HIV and AIDS need to be discussed. Lives are at risk, and this is the first documentary with the worlds foremost authorities highlights the scientific problems with HIV testing, science, statistics, and why there is no cure. It sheds new light on a misunderstood phenomena. GO to to see the trailer

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