What are the drugs for HIV-2 patients?
Nov 13, 2002
What are the most common opportunistic infections on HIV-2 patient? What is the typical CD4/CD8 lab results? My CD4 was 1030, but CD8 was only 234.
Response from Dr. Henry
There is less data about complications and treatment of persons infected only with HIV-2. The disease course may be slower than is typical for HIV-1. The non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (i.e. nevirapine or efavirenz) may not be as effective. Regions of the world with more HIV-2 (Africa) have high rates of TB infection which is probably the biggest concern (if exposed but not treated consider a prophylactic course of INH). Your high CD4 count is a good sign and indicates probably good function of your immune system. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.