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life expectancy hiv 2 vs. hiv 1

Oct 22, 2003

Dr. Young,

Is there any difference realistically for life expectancy differences for hiv 2 vs. hiv 1?



Response from Dr. Young

Untreated, persons with HIV-2 tend to have a much slower disease progression than those infected with HIV-1.

It's difficult for me to predict life expectancy for those with HIV-2 since, I'm not aware of any large studies that report this information. As you're aware, those with HIV-1 who have access to care and medications have excellent life expectancy. BY

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