treatment for HIV-2
Jun 18, 2001
Dear doctor, I know that HIV-1 is treatable in most cases. But what abou hiv-2? do they use the same medicine? or medical experts do not know how to treat this infectious desease? Thank you for your time. al.
Response from Dr. Boyle
HIV-2 appears to be somewhat less aggressive than HIV-1, and in some studies HIV-2 infected patients have lower viral loads and their Tcells decline more slowly than HIV-1 infected patients. HIV-2 infected patients can be treated with antiretrovirals; however, HIV-2 is not responsive to non-nucleosides and those should not be used to them.
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