Some HIV patients may be plagued by more than one type of HIV infection according to researchers at the McGill AIDS Centre, Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital and the McGill University Health Centre. They have shown that some patients may be susceptible to a second infection with another HIV virus including viruses resistant to drugs. This infection with a second HIV virus is called superinfection.
This is the first time we have seen a patient infected with two different forms of drug-resistant HIV, says MUHC clinician Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy, an associate professor of medicine at
Our findings are different than those previously published, says Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital clinician Dr. Mark Wainberg, a professor of Medicine at
This groundbreaking news is in part due to the development of a new technical tool that permits cloning of the virus.
Source: McGill University