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Fierce New HIV Strain Discovered in Cuba

According to CBS News, a new HIV strain discovered in Cuba can evolve into full-blown AIDS up to three times faster than strains we are already familiar with. While HIV usually takes around 10 years to develop into AIDS, the CRF19 strain can make the transition in a mere two or three years, according to researchers at the University of Leuven in Belgium. This means that patients may develop AIDS before they are even aware that they’ve been infected. HIV/AIDS is no longer deadly due to medical advancements, but with the rapid advancement of this new strain damage may have already set in by the time the patient is diagnosed.

Read the article published by CBS News.