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HIV-2 prevalence and window period

Hello Dr. Bob -Saturday will be 12 weeks from my potential exposure and heading in on Monday for my 12 week test. Tested negative at 9 weeks, so hoping to stay and get my WOOHOO!Like a lot of other worriers out there, I'm now wondering about HIV-2....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...very low in the U.S. The CDC has updated numbers on national HIV-1 and HIV-2 statistics. Could there be tens of thousands of cases now? No, absolutely not. New York State published figures through May 2000 that reveal a total of 124 confirmed... Read more »

HIV2? PLEASE Dr. Bob, will donate if you just answer my question once and for all!

Please Dr. Bob!!I just can't rest... :( Please just answer me a few questions and I'll be more... Read more »

hiv-2 detectability (HIV-2) (HIV-2 TESTING)

I recently entered into a short term relationship with someone who is poz. Both gay males, he lives... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: New HIV Cases Put at 2,200

...According to CDC's improved method of estimating HIV infections, about 2,200 North Carolinians acquired the virus in 2006 - 953 more cases than the estimate of 1,247 found in the state's epidemiological survey. "We know that science-based... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New HIV Cases Increasing Among Young MSM in New York City Despite Drop in Overall New Cases, New York Times Reports

... The number of new HIV cases among men younger than age 30 who have sex with men in New York City has increased since 2003 despite a decrease in the number Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of New HIV Cases Up 7.1% Among Men Who Have Sex With Men; New U.S. AIDS Cases Up 2.2% Overall

...whether a person diagnosed with HIV was infected within the previous six months ( Reuters/Arizona Daily Star , 7/28). AIDS Cases The CDC today also announced a 2.2% overall increase in the number of new U.S. AIDS diagnoses and a 5.9% drop in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Laos Reports 3,395 Cases of HIV/AIDS, 960 Deaths new statistics from the Center for HIV/AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Infections, Laos in recent years has recorded 3,395 HIV cases, of whom 2,180 have progressed to AIDS and 960 have died. Estimates suggest there are actually 8,000 HIV cases in... Read more »
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Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
...something out. I took a flow cytometry test (look for cancer?) and will get results on Wed. I hope you would agree that my case is a little unusual, at least in terms of my cd4 counts. Its hard for me not to think that the CD4 results, may be... Read more »

A question about HIV-2

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...4,7, and 10 months later, at my doctor's office. Would these tests (which were done at a lab called Labcorp), have detected HIV-2? By the way, I am an American, and had sex with a girl who was white and most likely did not travel anywhere... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is there a chance a person can test negative for hiv-1 after the 6 month period and possibly have hiv-2? Would it make sense to test for hiv-2? I've had unexplained throat problems(white spot on back of throat, red marks(like cuts) Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that true? I had protected sex with a girl in a massage parlor who said she was from New York. There are a bunch of HIV-2 cases in New York. I tested negative for HIV-1 at about 5 1/2 months, but I still have minor aches and pains in my legs,... Read more »