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Hiv 1 And Hiv 2 Differences

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HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: HIV in Women and Men: What's the Difference?

It's true that HIV doesn't discriminate. It's also true that HIV treatment works just as well in women as in men. However, there are differences between men and women when it comes to living with HIV -- in fact, living with HIV as a woman can often... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Different HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies Being Debated After Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

Following New York City health officials' announcement last week that they have detected a rare, drug-resistant HIV strain, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates are examining different prevention strategies, some calling for a "renewed commitment to... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Mechanisms for Circumcision to Reduce HIV Transmission in Different Penile Tissue: Target Cell Differences Rather Than Keratinisation

An intensive study looking at the protective impact on adult male circumcision for reducing the risk of sexual HIV transmission suggested new biological mechanisms for protection. This study was presented as an oral presentation by Minh Dinh from... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV-1 and HIV-2 difference

Please what is the difference between HIV-1 and HIV-2. What are the symptoms of each of them.Is ARS the same thing as HIV-1...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
HIV-1 is the predominant form of virus worldwide that accounts for the AIDS pandemic. It was originally derived from a very similar retrovirus in Chimpanzees and made the leap into the human population in Africa in the 1920s as best we can tell from... Read more »

Dr. Cohen, how does treatment for HIV2 differ from HIV1?

Dr. Cohen: Hello. Thanks for your very complete answers concerning HIV and its treatment. My question relates to the differences between treatments for HIV1 and HIV2. I have heard that some classes drugs effective as part of HAART are ineffective...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Only the nonnucleoside class is not expected to work against HIV 2 - the nucleosides (azt etc) including tenofovir should work fine, and the protease inhibitors do as well. So there are many three drug HAART combos that would work against HIV2 -... Read more »

Differing statuses. HIV+ and HIV- gay men

What do you do to protect yourself the best way when having sex with a positive man when you are a negative man?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
In order to protect yourself from HIV infection when having sex with another man, you need to know some basic concepts:1) Having mucous membrane (in men, the lining of the rectum, urethra, or mouth) contact with your partner's semen or blood... 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 explain how long HIV will survive in a syringe?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.As far as HIV-2 is concerned, this virus is only rarely found outside ofWestern Africa. This is a separate virus from HIV-1 (not a strain of HIV-1). The major differences between HIV-1 (found worldwide) and HIV-2,... Read more »
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Aids vs Hiv exposure?.. Any difference?

Posted by PrayWithMePlease, 1 Reply
Are there any risk diferences between being exposed to someone who is HIV+ and someone who has AIDS completely? Would symptoms show earlier? Do you skip the HIV stage completely? etc... Anybody have some knowledge? Read more »

Different Q & A about hiv testing:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
clarificatoin on testing?
Posted: Apr 2, 2001



is a negative result at 4 1/2 months on a salive test goor/reliable after a low risk exposure(fingering?) thank you








The OraSure testing system is generally thought to be an excellent screening tool and... Read more »

5 or 6 weeks negative. How much difference?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have read that "The standared HIV test, the HIV antibody test would be positive within 3-4 weeks of exposure." I'm kind of confused here since if they say the standard antibody test (I assume they mean ELISA) would be positive with 3-4 weeks, then... Read more »

accuracy of different kinds of tests

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
Is one type of HIV test any more accurate than the other? I had a rapid test done (not the oral one, the one that uses a blood sample, sorry I don't know the name) at 7 weeks and plan to have the same test done at 13 weeks. I just read a post by... Read more »