SFU researchers trace HIV evolution in North America
April 25, 2014 - A study tracing the evolution of HIV in North America has found evidence that the virus is
slowly adapting over time to its human hosts. However, this change is so gradual that it is unlikely to have an impact on vaccine design.
"Much research has focused on how HIV adapts to antiviral drugs-we wanted to investigate how HIV adapts to us, its human
hosts, over time," says lead author Zabrina Brumme, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
The study, published today in PLOS Genetics , was led by Brumme's
lab in collaboration with scientists at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, UBC, and sites across the U.S. including Harvard
University, the New York Blood Center and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
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