|diffrence between HIV1 & HIV2
Apr 14, 2006
I want to understand the difference between HIv1 and HIV2 as my friend has been tested positive for HIV1. does this mean the complications are less?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Although in the same family, these viruses are genetically distinct. In addition, people with HIV-2 infection progress much slower than patients with HIV-1. If required most HIV-1 drugs will work against HIV-2 infection.
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