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How has human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) evolved since late 1970s?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably not: The virus itself probably hasn't evolved much. What has evolved is our ability to treat it. Resistance mutations occur, but this sort of evolution affects individuals and sometimes the people they infect. It has not resulted in global evoluation of the virus.
Answered on Aug 17, 2013

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