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Hiv 1 Vs Hiv 2

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HIV-1 vs HIV-2

As I understand, Home Access only tests for HIV-1. What percentage of people are infected with HIV-2 (or is there even any data on this)? Is the HIV-2 strain rare in the United States and Mexico?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The global infection rate with HIV-2 is a fraction of that for HIV-1. It is extremely rare in the US and Mexico. 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 »

HIV-1 vs. HIV-2

As a newly diagnosed patient does the usual initial testing I recieved tell which strain(s) I may... Read more »
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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

...to the chemical compounds that make up the genetic material in the virus. The new FDA-approved test detects nucleic acid from HIV-2 and from HIV-1 Group O. HIV-2 infections and HIV-1 Group O infections are predominantly found on the African... 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 and rural Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 (AP/... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Martell Randolph

...Diagnosed: 2000 If an HIV diagnosis is considered to be a "tough pill to swallow," then imagine that a diagnosis of HIV-2 would be like trying to swallow the whole bottle at once. Well, maybe it's not that bad, but for Martell Randolph... 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% Read more »

hiv 1 vs hiv 2 and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...with a negative result. The anxiety continues but this is not a "window" question. I am trying to find out if I was tested for HIV 2 in addition to HIV 1. One of my concerns includes a possible occupational exposure in an NYC hospital. The test... Read more »

HIV1 vs HIV2

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

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »