US researchers have discovered a new strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This was reported by The Wall Street Journal in an article "A New Strain of HIV Is Recorded Under Group That Caused Pandemic".
The research was conducted by employees of the American pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories, which develops diagnostic tools. Scientists have found that the strain of HIV has infected three residents of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The last time a new HIV strain was discovered in 2000.
According to experts interviewed by the journalists, this finding will not help improve the diagnosis or treatment of HIV in the short term, but may help researchers better understand the evolution and spread of the virus. Experts hope that this information will help to create an effective and affordable HIV vaccine.