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A New Human Immunodeficiency Virus Derived From Gorillas


A New Human Immunodeficiency Virus Derived From Gorillas

Jean-Christophe Plantier et al. Nat Med.


We have identified a new human immunodeficiency virus in a Cameroonian woman. It is closely related to gorilla simian immunodeficiency virus (SIVgor) and shows no evidence of recombination with other HIV-1 lineages. This new virus seems to be the prototype of a new HIV-1 lineage that is distinct from HIV-1 groups M, N and O. We propose to designate it HIV-1 group P.

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