|Genotype Percentages in US/World HVC populations
Mar 31, 2009
I have genotype 2b, which my infectious desease doctor said was "very rare", but I keep reading about all these questioners having 2b at this Ask the Expert Site. So just what are the percentages in America and the World of HVC infected persons? My Dr. said he's treated over a thousand Geno 1's and a handful of 2a's but never a 2b. What's the difference anyway between a 2a and a 2b? Are there 2cs? Does it mean anything except as a prognosticator of early or sustained virological responses? Many thanks for your expertise and compassion.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Genotypes 2 and 3 together make up about 25 percent of the infections in the US. It is found in pockets elsewhere in the world depending on the individual country.
The bottom line is that you have the "easiest" to treat genotype. There is no importance in the subtype for prognosis.
Best of luck!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Percentage Of Population With Hiv America
- Percentage Of Us Population With Hiv
- Percentage Of U.s. Population With Hiv
- What Percentage Of American Population Has Herpes?
- What Is The Percentage Of The Population That's Been Affected By Gonorrhea?
- What Happens If Bacterial Vaginosis Is Not Treated?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.