All about HIV Types, Subtypes, Groups and Strains

I often get questions from people worried about having some ‘strange strain’ of HIV that cannot be picked up by tests. Let’s take a step back and try to understand all this rather confusing terms of Types, Subtypes, Groups and Strains of HIV and see if it can shed any light on such concerns. Scientist love to categorize things into neat little boxes. This is no different for living things. The science of taxonomy is an interesting one. Lets starts with viruses. We all know what viruses are. There are many different Families of viruses....

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