Coronavirus mutated 32 times in the body of an HIV-infected patient

(ORDO NEWS) — The woman’s name was not disclosed. She is known to be 36 years old and HIV positive. After being infected with the coronavirus, the woman spent 216 days in the hospital.

During this time, he mutated 32 times in it. This case has already been described in a scientific article. SCMP.com reports.

The woman was one of the participants in studies during which they studied the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in people infected with the coronavirus. During the research, scientists found 32 mutations of the virus: 13 in the protein spike and 19 that change the behavior of the pathogen.

It is not yet known whether these mutations were passed on to other patients with coronavirus. Researchers are confident that the human immunodeficiency virus could be the beginning of new strains of SARS-Cov-2.

Although the described case is unique, it cannot be denied that it can happen again with HIV-infected people over and over again. Unfortunately, there may be more such cases outside hospitals.

The study involved 300 people with HIV-positive status. The data obtained will help predict the evolution of the coronavirus in nature. And this, in turn, will help in the development of a vaccine against SARS-Cov-2 with lifelong immunity.

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