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First HIV-2 Infection of a Japanese Confirmed

September 5, 2006

Japan's Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has notified prefectures, hospitals and health centers to be aware of the possible spread of HIV-2 following the first such case report involving a Japanese man. The ministry, which received the report last week, said it believes the man acquired HIV-2 in West Africa. A ministry official said routine preliminary HIV testing detects both HIV-1 and HIV-2, but called for medical facilities to maintain vigilance for HIV-2 in Japan.

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Adapted from:
Japan Times
09.05.2006


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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