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AIDS: A New Strain

A potentially new strain of HIV was recently found in a man in his mid-40's who lives in New York City and had reported frequent, unprotected sex with other men, often while using crystal methamphetamine. The HIV strain found in the patient is resistant to three of four classes of antiretroviral drugs, and progressed in an unusually rapid fashion to AIDS. Though the New York City Health Department recently issued a health advisory regarding this potentially new HIV strain, some health officials, scientists, and advocates question whether there is sufficient information at this time to form medical or public health conclusions.

Rafael Pi Roman spoke with Ana Oliveira, Executive Director of the Gay Men's Health Crisis about the news and its potential impact on the New York City community.
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