Scientists have discovered a new strain of HIV

The subtype is the first to be officially discovered since guidelines for classifying HIV subtypes were published in 2000, and has taken experts several years to pinpoint. The first two examples of the new strain were discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1983 and 1990. But in order for scientists to declare it…

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New STI affecting gay community

Doctors have expressed concerns over a new strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in groups of gay men in Seattle and Montreal. Scientists identified a new strain of Campylobacter coli, an infection that causes abdominal pains and diarrhea. Normally the infection clears on its own, though in severe cases treatment may involve antibiotics. The new cluster of Campylobacter…

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