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HIV 2 In The United States

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HIV 2 in United States-

I need some help-please I have had to go to a crisis center for contemplating suicide due to my stress. Approximately 4 years ago my girlfriend and I separated for a year. Within that year I had 3 other female partners. One was Dominican American...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...infection (exposures to those infected with HIV-2 or to those who had exposures in HIV-2 endemic regions, like western Africa), you should have an HIV-2 antibody test. Many labs test for both HIV-1 and 2 in the U.S.3) CBC results are not a... Read more »

Hiv-2 testing in the United States

Hi Doctor, Screening of the blood supply for Hiv-2 became mandatory in 1992. Why then is it not... Read more »

What are the rates of HIV-1 and HIV-2 in the USA?

What states in the US are reported to have the highest rate of HIV infected people? What cities? ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

United States to Provide $66M to Zambia This Year for Fight Against HIV/AIDS, U.S. Ambassador Says

...The United States is expected to give $66 million to Zambia this year to help the country fight its HIV/AIDS epidemic, one of the worst in the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana President Mogae Concerned HIV/AIDS Funds Pledged by United States Going to U.S. Military Operations

...President Festus Mogae in an interview during the Commonwealth Summit in Nigeria on Saturday said that he was concerned that U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan could be "diverting crucial money" pledged by the Bush administration to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States: Demographic and Behavioral Characteristics and Prevalence of HIV and HSV-2 Infection: Results From National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2006

...lifetime male sex partners and had the highest HIV prevalence (16.5 percent). "In this population-based sample of men in the United States, self-reported same-sex behavior and homosexual orientation are strong markers for high risk of HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today Examines HIV/AIDS Among Hemophiliacs, History of Virus in U.S. Blood Supply

... USA Today on Wednesday examined HIV/AIDS among hemophiliacs and the history of the virus in the U.S. blood supply. Hemophilia, Read more »
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HIV 2 Prevalence

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the United States ? I did a home access test and it does not test for this is this something that if your doing an HIV test you should be tested for? Thank you The number of HIV-2 infected people in the US is somewhere around... Read more »

hiv2 testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Anybody know the percentage that hiv-2 will pick up on hiv-1 test? Just very concerned since hiv-1 test nonreactive well after exposure but have symptoms which look Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...that the standard HIV testing does not include screening for HIV-2. All that the literature says is that HIV-2 is "rare" in the United States. Well, all it takes is one case to start an epidemic in the unknowing person. My personal interest is... Read more »

Question about HIV-1/HIV-2

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... I've been tested for HIV before and they always did the 2 tests, HIV-1 and HIV-2. I got the results for my latest test (a bit of OCD here, I've posted here before), they sent it to Quest and they only tested Read more »