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Does HIV-2 has the same window period as HIV-1?

Feb 10, 1999

Dr Holodniy:

I tested both 1 and 2 negative at 16 weeks. However, much information has been given on the window period for type I, does the same window period, namely, 3 months & 6 months, apply to type 2 also???

Is the test currently used to test type 2 reliable???

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Great question regarding HIV-2. We don't know as much info on the seroconversion history of HIV-2 infection. I honestly don't know the answer to your question. The current antibody test is very reliable for both HIV-1 and 2. MH

hi i have been thru hell

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