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HIV-1 vs HIV-2

Sep 8, 2001

As I understand, Home Access only tests for HIV-1. What percentage of people are infected with HIV-2 (or is there even any data on this)? Is the HIV-2 strain rare in the United States and Mexico?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The global infection rate with HIV-2 is a fraction of that for HIV-1. It is extremely rare in the US and Mexico.

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