Scientists only spotted the woman’s case because she was enrolled in a study on people with HIV looking at their immune response to Covid-19. File photo: AP Scientists only spotted the woman’s case because she was enrolled in a study on people with HIV looking at their immune response to Covid-19. File photo: AP
Scientists only spotted the woman’s case because she was enrolled in a study on people with HIV looking at their immune response to Covid-19. File photo: AP

Coronavirus mutated 32 times inside South African HIV-positive woman over course of seven months

  • If more such cases are found, it raises the prospect that HIV infection could be a source of new variants
  • It is not clear whether the mutations the 36-year-old South African carried were passed on to others

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Scientists only spotted the woman’s case because she was enrolled in a study on people with HIV looking at their immune response to Covid-19. File photo: AP Scientists only spotted the woman’s case because she was enrolled in a study on people with HIV looking at their immune response to Covid-19. File photo: AP
Scientists only spotted the woman’s case because she was enrolled in a study on people with HIV looking at their immune response to Covid-19. File photo: AP
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