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Hiv Type 1 And Type 2

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Life span with infection of both types(HIV 1 and 2).

Consider a person who is infected with both HIV virus types (1 and 2 ) or only with HIV-2 .As most of the medicines are targetted for HIV-1 type,Do u think that person can have a normal life span( or at least 20 years) if his infection is detected...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Yes, I do expect that a person with HIV-2, with or without HIV-1 can get both viruses fully suppressed and achieve great improvement in life span, 20 years is well within Read more »

HIV 1/2 ELISA test in Canada

Dr. Conway:I have tested negative at 8 wks, 13 wks, 4 mo, 5 mo and >6 mo by the HIV 1/2 Elisa done... Read more »

HIV 1 and 2 test done.

Hi Dr. Conway, I got tested for both HIV 1 and HIV 2 here in the US, regular ELISA test, after... Read more »
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. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approval of NAT for Detection of HIV-2, HIV-1 Groups O and M, and Hepatitis B and C

...On December 30, 2008, FDA approved the first nucleic acid test (NAT) that screens for the presence of two divergent types of HIV in donated blood plasma and human tissue. Nucleic acid is the term commonly used to refer to the chemical compounds... 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

...breastfeeding, circumcisions, menopause, smoking, alcohol consumption, ethnic group, knowledge of/belief in the existence of HIV/AIDS, exchange of sex for money, blood transfusions, traveling patterns, contact with monkey meat, and monkey bites... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report Estimates Numbers of People Living With HIV/AIDS in China Will Grow to 1.2 Million in 2011

... "China will have about 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2015, according to a report scheduled for formal release in the first half of" 2011, China's state-run news 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 »

Not_Scared.. re: Hiv1/2..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Not scared, I was just starting to feel good about my 5mo negative test until you brought up HIV 2. I tested again at a state health center yesterday in San Fransisco. I asked the women who drew my blood if the test is for Read more »

Does MA test for HIV 1/2?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know if the state of Massachusetts tests for HIV 1/2 or just 1? Read more »

Third Generation Test (HIV1 AND 2)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, To you all dont think about HIV 2 and that ELISA dont pick up HIV 2, The test used in sweden are ELISA third generation test and are HV 1 combined with HIV 2 Read more »