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Hiv-1 And 2

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HIV type 1 and 2

Dear doctor,what is the different between HIV type 1 and type 2?Why HIV needs to enter the CD4 cell to duplicate themselves? vatana
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...copies of itself. It uses the cell's machinary to make more viral proteins that are assembled to make more virus. Without us, HIV is nothing.DW Read more »

hiv 1/2 coinfection

Had HIV confirmatory test come back with hiv1 positive,,hiv2 indeterminant. If I have hiv 1 and... Read more »

Difference between HIV 1 and 2; HIV survival in a syringe

Could you explain what the principal differences are between HIV 1 and HIV 2? Secondly, could you... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acyclovir and Transmission of HIV-1 From Persons Infected With HIV-1 and HSV-2

... "Most persons who are infected with [HIV-1] are also infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), which is frequently reactivated and is associated with increased Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approval of NAT for Detection of HIV-2, HIV-1 Groups O and M, and Hepatitis B and C

...On December 30, 2008, FDA approved the first nucleic acid test (NAT) that screens for the presence of two divergent types of HIV in donated blood plasma and human tissue. Nucleic acid is the term commonly used to refer to the chemical compounds... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bio-Rad Laboratories Receives FDA Approval for Rapid HIV Test That Distinguishes Between HIV-1, HIV-2

...the company plans to begin marketing in the United States later this month, is the first test that distinguishes between the HIV-1 and HIV-2 viruses to receive FDA approval, according to the company. HIV-1 is the most common type of the virus... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dual Infections With HIV-1, HIV-2 and HTLV-I Are More Common in Older Women Than in Men in Guinea-Bissau

...The human retroviruses HIV-1, HIV-2 and HTLV-I (human T-lymphotrophic virus type-I) are prevalent in Guineau-Bissau in the general population in both urban Read more »
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Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with today's 1/2 tests ? I'm Finding a... Read more »

Does MA test for HIV 1/2?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know if the state of Massachusetts tests for HIV 1/2 or just 1? Read more »

HIV 1/2 tests

Posted by une_fille, 1 Reply
...and he had just moved here). do you think the DNA PCR was a sufficient additional test if the ELISAs in the US test only for HIV-1? what else other test would i get done? Read more »

Third Generation Test (HIV1 AND 2)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...test used in sweden are ELISA third generation test and are HV 1 combined with HIV 2 and and the accurracy is the same for both HIV 1 and 2 But also HIV 1 test in most cases will also pick up HIV 2 but are not as good as HIV 1 and 2 combined in... Read more »