Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 15th, 1996
An unidentified African woman in Los Angeles County, California, is one of fewer than 100 people worldwide known to have been infected with the strain, called HIV-1 group O, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. All other strains of HIV-1 have belonged to group M, the CDC said.
Existing blood tests detect the group O virus only some of the time, because it is genetically different. "Some of the tests that are currently available for HIV don't consistently detect infection with group...
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