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hiv2
Feb 26, 2012

what is hiv 2? how long it takes to give aids? is there any medicine for it?

Response from Dr. Henry

HIV-2 is a related to HIV-1 but is much less common, limited generally to certain western regions in Africa, progresses more slowly (often less severe) to clinical disease/AIDS, is more difficult to assess (HIV-2 plasma levels not generally available) and treat (some of the key HIV-1 drugs not active against HIV-2) but there is treatment available depending on region/availability (typically a boosted protease inhibitor based regimen). KH



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