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Hiv Types

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HIV i-Base

Recombination Dynamics in Case of MDR HIV Sub-Type D Following Superinfection With Wild-Type HIV Sub-Type B

While research into reinfection is largely driven by expanding number of case studies, Koning and colleagues from the UK described the dynamics of reinfection with wild-type virus, using single genome sequencing (SGS) in both plasma and semen... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Types of HIV Tests

HIV Antibody Testing Options The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that between 850,000 and 900,000 Americans are infected with HIV. An estimated 180,000 to 280,000 Americans do not know they are infected, and may continue to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Types of Cancer Vary in HIV Patients

The types of cancers diagnosed among HIV-infected patients have shifted in the era of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, a new study has found. The incidence rates of non-AIDS-defining malignancies (non-ADMs) have grown among HIV-infected patients... Read more »
Ask the Experts


Hi dr YoungCan you simply tell me:How many types of HIV do you know or known(except hiv 1 or 2)meaning is there anything other than that or beyond....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.While there are two species of HIV (1 and 2), there are many different subtypes or clades. This is a nice <a href="" target=_new>review of the subject.</a> Hope... Read more »

HIV types & strains

I'm counfused about HIV types and/or strains. I have been recently diagnosed with HIV. I asked my physician which type of HIV I had and he said WILDTYPE and...
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
There are two major types of HIV, HIV-1 and HIV-2. Within the HIV-1 family there are multiple subtypes or clades, mostly with alphabetic names like subtype B or C. Subtype B is the most common form in the US. Wildtype refers to a patient viral... Read more »

HIV types commin in Europe ??

Hello, If I was infected in Europe (germany) should I get tested for HIV 1 , or should I also do HIV 2 ?? high risk exposure with known HIV+ person 4 months ago. Passed HIV 1/2 test in germany at 2 and 6 weeks post exposure. Also passed HIV 1...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Most currently available antibody kits test for both HIV 1 and 2. If you were infected in Europe, these kits should diagnose the most likely strains.... Read more »

Simultaneously diagnosed with hiv and type-2 diabetes

Hi Dr. Holodniy,Would it be unusual for a healthy male (late 20's, in shape, eats very healthy) to suddenly develop type 2 diabetes after being diagnosed with acute stage hiv infection? To be fair, type 2 diabetes does run in my family (and...
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
Hard to say at this point whether this is truly the onset of diabetes or the result of an inflammatory syndrome associated with acute HIV infection, which is also possible. Once your viral load is under control it is worth checking fasting blood... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV-TYPE 2: I would like to hear from anyone who has tested
positive for HIV-2. Currently the U.S. only tests for HIV-1. But
now I have a friend with the type 2 strain (a weaker strain most
common in W. Africa), and we are having a difficult time... Read more »

Now what is HIV-Type 2?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 1 Reply
As if the one that I got tested on wasn't enough, I got this info today that there is also a Type-2. My exposure was not in U.S. it was in Nepal (Country between india and china).. How do I find out about HIV-Type 2 is relevent for this country? Any... Read more »

vircoTYPE HIV-1

Posted by MRoss, 1 Reply
Hi folks.. hey wondering if you may give me some guidance with Geno / Pheno Tying. Had this test done, with vl &lt; 100, one hundred copies ml. Wondering if anyone has had this specific test done? Any one familuar with the accuracy of test, and... Read more »

Testing types

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was tested at a local health department. She pricked my finger and placed several blots of my blood on a sheet of paper. Will this "dry" sample be adequate?

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