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Hiv-2 Treatment

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Confused about HIV-2 treatment

I am newly infected with hiv type 2. Are there any drugs that are specifically used to treat this form of hiv? I ask because i know most drugs that out there were designed for hiv type 1. Also there is alot of buzz about new drugs such as R278474...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...HIV-2 can be treated by protease inhibitors and NRTIs, but not NNRTIs. Since TMC 125 and R278474 are NNRTIs they would not be expected Read more »

HIV2 INFECTION AND TREATMENT

CAN I USE 3 NRTI DRUGS SUCH AS AZT/d4T/ddI,IN COMBINATION AS THE NNRTI DRUGS ARE INEFFECTIVE IN... 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 »
Articles
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 »
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

First HIV-2 Infection of a Japanese Confirmed

...Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has notified prefectures, hospitals and health centers to be aware of the possible spread of HIV-2 following the first such case report involving a Japanese man. The ministry, which received the report last... 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 »
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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 »

hiv-2

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...From the U.S. never been to Africa, took a test that only tested for hiv-1, do I need to be worried about hiv-2 after unprotected sex? 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 »

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 »