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HIV 1/2
Mar 14, 2002

I was wondering what is the difference between an HIV test 1 and 2. I read that in one of your questions. I just found out my partner of 2 years has AIDS and I got my test done and it came back neg. but I was wondering if I am being completly test for 1 and 2

Response from Dr. Feinberg

The routine test covers both HIV-1 and -2. If it's negative, it's negative for both. Now that you know that your partner has HIV, always make sure that you practice safe sex (religious condom use, etc).


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