Mutant HIV Strains Pose Serious Threat to Poor Nations

January 15, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ Mutant strains of HIV, while being treated in western countries, pose a serious risk to poor nations, threatening to undermine the progress that has been made against HIV in those nations.

According to a UCLA study, 60% of the drug-resistant HIV strains can spur self-sustaining epidemics after untreated patients spread the virus. Those strains are already reaching the African continent and other impoverished areas of the world.

With 13% of new HIV transmissions in western nations being of the drug-resistant variety, how will the medical industry stay ahead of the mutation when it arrives in force in poor nations?

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