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New HIV variant discovered in Holland

This variant (VB) is considered more virulent and infectious; however, current antiretroviral treatment is effective against it and slows down the progression of the disease.

A new more virulent and infectiuos variant of HIV is discovered in Holland, but responds to existing treatment.

The discovery of a more virulent and transmissible variant emphasises the importance that individuals at risk of infection have frequent access to diagnostic tests and prophylactic measures.