Dec 22, 2011
In order to get a new strain or subtype does that person have to be from a remote place in the world
| Response from Mr. Cordova
No. It is possible that in the future new HIV subtypes may appear as virus recombination and mutation continues to occur. However, the most-up-to date (fourth generation) antibody tests detect both HIV-1 and HIV-2 infections including rare groups and subtypes.
I hope this helps.
In health, Richard
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