HIV types commin in Europe ??
Feb 21, 2001
If I was infected in Europe (germany) should I get tested for HIV 1 , or should I also do HIV 2 ?? high risk exposure with known HIV+ person 4 months ago. Passed HIV 1/2 test in germany at 2 and 6 weeks post exposure. Also passed HIV 1 tests at 8 weeks (insurance test) and 16 weeks (home access) back in the states. Any info you can provide about the type of testing I should do to rule out infection in that part of the world would be appreciated.
Response from Dr. Bartlett
Most currently available antibody kits test for both HIV 1 and 2. If you were infected in Europe, these kits should diagnose the most likely strains.
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