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what about HIV-2?

May 18, 2012

Lots of research is being done to control HIV-1. What about HIV-2? Because of its long incubation period, limited treatment options and silent spread, it is going to be more dangerous than HIV-1 in 2 decades or less. Even NNRTIs and few other drugs are ineffective. So whats the solution for HIV-2? regards.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

I wouldn't forecast that HIV-2 is going to be worse than HIV-1. It far less common, causes far less serious and less rapid disease.

While admittedly, there's less focus on treatment for HIV-2, there is a quite large range of treatments. Nevertheless, getting people in care and all the issues of adherence and drug resistance remain problematic.


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