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Hiv-2 And Progression To Aids

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HIV 2 and progression to Aids

Hello! For someone infected with HiV 2 how long it will take to progress in Aids ,and what kind of treatment that person can have? Can he live as long as person infected with HiV 1?
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
...Usually HIV2 progression is much slower than HIV1, does respond to HIV1 type drugs, and so likely result in the same or better prognosis than someone Read more »

Please Explain Doctor About Hiv 2 (HIV-2, HIV-2 TESTING, 2010)

Doctor, is Hiv 2 related to Hiv 1? That's it. Hope you answer and thanks.H.R. Read more »

Questions on negative test (HIV-2, HIV-2 TESTING, 2009)

Dear Robert,I have lost 10-15lbs in my upper body in the last month or two and started researching... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene in HIV Makes HIV-2 Susceptible to Immune System Response, Researchers Say

...suggests that it is possible to create a vaccine that will not prevent infection or eradicate the virus but that could prevent progression to AIDS. "Clearly there is something special about the gag region -- and it looks like vaccine researchers... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

British Government, HIV/AIDS Advocates Warn Decreased Aid Budgets Could Lead to Reversals in HIV/AIDS Treatment Progress

Recent gains in the global fight against HIV/AIDS could be reversed as the "global economic downturn pinches poor countries' budgets and donors show signs of backing away from their promise to provide universal access to AIDS treatment," the... Read more »
The Body

Administration Officials Highlight Progress on HIV/AIDS Issues

Administration Officials Highlight Progress on HIV/AIDS Issues In this White House video, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, health and other U.S. officials discuss the progress the Obama Administration has made... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN Lauds Progress in Kenya's Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The Kenyan government's commitment to fighting AIDS has helped reduce the infection rate from 14 percent of the population in 1999 to just above 6 percent today, Stephen Lewis said Saturday in Nairobi. "There is evidence progress is being made in... Read more »
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HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...fransisco so I went to a HIV clinic in the Castro District, (primaraly homosexual high risk area), and I asked to be tested for HIV 2. The clinic that I went to is affiliated with UCSF a huge meca for HIV research. The councler told me that he... Read more »

HIV-2?

Posted by happyheart, 1 Reply
...Hello, when is someone at risk for getting HIV-2? If your sex partner is from Egypt, are u in danger, since Egypt IS in Africa? Read more »

Non-Progressive HIV?

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
My boyfriend was told by his dr today that he has a type called Non-Progressive HIV. He didn't get alot of info on it right now though. Is anyone else familiar with this? Read more »

HIV-2 infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I just found out that I have been exposed to the HIV-1 and HIV-2 virus. I understand all the information about HIV-1 but, there is nothing to speak of about HIV-2. From what I have read there Read more »