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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil had an average of 40,000 new cases of the disease in the past five years, with a higher concentration in the Southeast and South regions. In 2018, however, new infections were significantly higher at 53,000.

Understanding how the AIDS virus subtypes, HIV, act among Brazilians, is among the goals of a study developed by researchers from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) and the University of Minho (UMinho), in Portugal.

Why is this research important? The diversity of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) has given rise to multiple subtypes . . .

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