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How Many People Have HIV-2

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HIV 2 Pregnant

Dear Doctor,I was diagonized in 2008 through the rapid tests and in E. Africa they use HIV I&II kits and they said I was reactive at HIV I. I was then taken for Elisa I/II and it came back positive but they did not specify which type and it was...
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
...the absence of symptoms, measuring effectiveness of antiviral therapy would be difficult. In the absence of pregnancy, many people with HIV-2 infection don't require HIV meds, some for many years, as natural history studies indicate a much slower... 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 »

cd8 in hiv2

Doctor,please,answer my question,if in hiv 2 cd8 are becoming lower then in hiv1? I have cd8... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Martell Randolph to detect HIV-2. It would be some time before she would come into contact with a doctor who had experience working with people in Africa who were infected with HIV-2, who was eventually able to officially diagnose her. She believes that she... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Korea: 2.2 People Get HIV per Day

... On Thursday, the Korea Center for Disease and Prevention (KCDC) said an average of 2.2 people per day became infected with HIV in the first half of this year. The number of people known to have become infected from January Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PEPFAR, Global Fund Programs Treating 1.2 Million HIV-Positive People; 2 Million Receiving Antiretrovirals in Developing Countries, Report Says

...Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are providing about 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS in developing countries with antiretroviral drugs, according to statistics released Friday,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2 where HIV-2 is endemic (refer to countries listed earlier) Sex partners of a person known to be infected with HIV-2 People who received a blood transfusion or a nonsterile injection in a country where HIV-2 is endemic People who... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...This link opens a pdf that was last updated by the cdc on 1-19-2000. It shows that the count of people in the US with HIV-2 infection was 79 people as of 1998. Compared to the 750,000 HIV-1 the odds are pretty low of getting it. Read more »

Question regarding HIV-2

Posted by Anonymous
...How many people in the US have HIV-2? I have seen so many fluctuating figures and most are from 10 years ago. The most recent I have read is Read more »

HIV-2 question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...earlier and asked the question about and if they offer HIV-2 testing. Is this a separate test and is it routine for people living in the US to take the HIV-2 test? Read more »

please help info about hiv-2

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...encounter with an indian guy and now fear about hiv -2.what is the window period does the test for hiv 1 show the result fot hiv 2 please help. Read more »