New HIV Strain Discovered

By MXL on 8/05/2009 04:30:00 PM

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Awww, shit...



WASHINGTON — A new strain of the virus that causes AIDS has been discovered in a woman from the African nation of Cameroon. It differs from the three known strains of human immunodeficiency virus and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in wild gorillas, researchers report in Monday's edition of the journal Nature Medicine.

The most likely explanation for the new find is gorilla-to-human transmission, Plantier's team said. But they added they cannot rule out the possibility that the new strain started in chimpanzees and moved into gorillas and then humans, or moved directly from chimpanzees to both gorillas and humans.

How widespread this strain is remains to be determined. Researchers said it could be circulating unnoticed in Cameroon or elsewhere. The virus' rapid replication indicates that it is adapted to human cells, the researchers reported.


As if the plain ol' Monsta wasn't bad enough, now we gotta worry about the Gorilla Monsta, too? What the fuck is goin' on out here?!?

Wrap it up, B!



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1 comments for this post

K D

People out there having sex with gorillas huh?

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 12:14 PM  


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