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Hiv-2 and Inflammation

Aug 18, 2013

Hi Dr.Holodniy, Chronic Inflammation in hiv1 is now known to be a problem (cardiovascular,renal,liver..) during the course of the infection. I wanted to ask if hiv2 also causes chronic inflammation , in the different stages of the infection, i.e primary infection, latency, and Aids. Thank you for your time, best regards

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Less well studied, and therefore less well known. However, yes, there is some evidence of inflammatory biomarkers being elevated, which over time could result in cardiovascular or other system damage.

5 yr old HIV positive girl
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