Diagnosed VIH A2 what's this?
Jul 31, 2001
I've been diagnosed VIH A2. I supposse it's a type of VIH virus.Are there well known theories of how is the usual evolution of this VIH type? Which are the differences to other VIH types (only genetic)? Is VIH A2 response to meds the same that other types? I will extremely thank any information about this type of VIH.
Response from Dr. Pavia
I suspect that the A2 refers to your stage of disease. Clinical category A means no symptoms. B means moderate but not AIDS defining symptoms, and C are AIDS-defining opportunistic infections. The number refers to immunologic category. 1 is CD4 count > 500, 2 is 200-500 and 3 is < 500.
Viral subtypes, or clades are also lettered A through G plus group O. However, this subtyping is usually only done for epidemiologic purposes. There is no routine designation of A2 for a strain of subtype A (found most commonly in Africa)
Hope this clears up the confusion
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.