Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv 1 Vs 2

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

HIV-1 vs. HIV-2

As a newly diagnosed patient does the usual initial testing I recieved tell which strain(s) I may be infected with? I had contact with a person from Africa where HIV 2 is more prevalent. Does it matter to my therapy- all the drugs I see are...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.The usual HIV antibody testing distinguishes between HIV-1 and HIV-2. Unless otherwise stated, I think that it's safe to assume that you have HIV-1, but I'd make sure that you ask your Read more »

HIV-1 vs HIV-2

As I understand, Home Access only tests for HIV-1. What percentage of people are infected with... Read more »

HIV 1 vs HIV 2

would a standard PCR DNA test for HIV1 detect the presence of HIV2 and vice versa? Do you need... 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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: Infection With Trichomonas Vaginalis Increases the Risk of HIV-1 Acquisition

...female sex workers at a city clinic in Mombasa, Kenya, were invited to participate in an open cohort study of risk factors for HIV infection. At baseline and follow-up, participants were interviewed to determine their medical, sexual, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Morbidity and Mortality in Breastfed and Formula-Fed Infants of HIV-1-Infected Women

...Breast-feeding among women infected with HIV type 1 is associated with substantial risk of HIV-1 transmission, yet little is known about the morbidity risk associated with formula feeding in infants of HIV-1-infected women Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Seroprevalence at the Time of HIV-1 Diagnosis and Seroincidence After HIV-1 Diagnosis in an Ethnically Diverse Cohort of HIV-1-Infected Persons

...HIV diagnosis. HSV type-specific antibodies were detected using enzyme immunoassay in a cohort of 850 adults diagnosed with HIV in 1986-2001 and followed for a median of three years. HSV-2 seroprevalence was 63 percent (95 percent confidence... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

hiv 1 vs hiv 2 and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone. I have a question that is driving me nuts and was wondering if anyone could help me. I was tested for HIV in April 2000 with a negative result. The anxiety continues but this is not a "window" question. I am trying to find out if I... Read more »

HIV1 vs HIV2

Posted by Anonymous
...Will a standard HIV test pick up both HIV 1 & 2 ? Read more »

HIV-1 and HIV-2 ?

Posted by codymartinnc, 1 Reply
...Greatly appreciate if someone can provide details on specifics of the result. Below is the result: Tests performed by Lab Corp HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual Non Reactive Does that mean that tests antibody tests were done for both HIV-1 and HIV-2 ? Can... Read more »