HIV subtype untibody??
Sep 8, 2001
dear doctor.I'm medical student.I want to ask 2 question.1-All of HIV subtype(1,2,O,M,B...) produce same untibody.For example somebody was infected by HIV1 subtype O,another people was infected by HIV-2 ,these 2 people have same untibody?? 2-12 months enough time for HIV EIA test all of HIV 1-2 or subtype??thanks
Response from Dr. Holodniy
First HIV-1 and HIV-2 are different viruses and cause somewhat different kinds of infections. HIV-2 is not a subtype of HIV-1. HIV infection in general produces many antibodies against several of the HIV proteins. They are the same general antibodies (against gag, envelop, etc) for any subtype. In general, >99% of people will seroconvert within 3 months, regardless of subtype.
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