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Transmitted HIV Strains Often Resemble Original Infecting Virus

<p>Staff Writer</p>

September 20, 2012

A new NIAID study has found that even though HIV diversifies widely within infected individuals over time, the virus strains that ultimately are passed on through heterosexual transmission often resemble the strain of virus that originally infected the transmitting partner. Learning the characteristics of these preferentially transmitted HIV strains may help advance HIV prevention efforts, particularly with regard to a vaccine, according to the scientists who conducted the study.

Read more about this newly published research.