An HIV mutation was discovered in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan

An HIV mutation was discovered in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan

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AIDS virus hits harder at the indigenous community, but it also affects the whole population

A mutation of the HIV strains can lead to a quicker development of AIDS-related illnesses according to a study carried out in the Canadian region of Saskatchewan. This region has the highest rates of the disease in this country of North America, a study that was published in the scientific journal Aids states, this is also reported by the British newspaper The Guardian . Even thought around 80% of those affected are members of the indigenous population, the virus is affecting the population indiscriminately.

"Some Saskatchewan doctors have started reporting cases of people getting sick with HIV very quickly," says Zabrina Brumme, lead author of the study published in the journal Aids and a professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

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