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How Rare Is It To Have Hiv-2 In The States

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HIV2 Rare?

Doctor, please tell me how rare is HIV2 in the United States? Thanks, your doing a GREAT job informing everyone....
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
As far as we know, there have only been around a hundred cases reported. We don't know how many of them are from infection acquired abroad, or true infection acquired in the U.S.... Read more »

Hiv 2- Is it really so rare in the US?

Dear Doc: In response to a Hiv 1/2 question on April 26 you stated that the Hiv 1 western blot MAY... Read more »

Very Scared- Rare strain of HIV. Wife pregnant

Dear Doctor,Firstly, let me congratulate you on your great work.Please let me know how I can... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces in Response to Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

Officials from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Feb. 11 announced they had detected in a local man a rare strain of HIV that is resistant to most antiretroviral drugs and possibly causes a rapid onset of AIDS. The city... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Different HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies Being Debated After Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

Following New York City health officials' announcement last week that they have detected a rare, drug-resistant HIV strain, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates are examining different prevention strategies, some calling for a "renewed commitment to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Gay Men Rarely Regret Revealing Their Status to Friends, Family, Study Says

HIV-positive gay men rarely regret revealing their HIV status to their family and friends, according to a study published in the April edition of the journal AIDS Education and Prevention , Reuters Health reports. Julianne Serovich of Ohio State... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopian Prime Minister's Wife Takes Rare Public HIV Test by High Profile Figure

On Tuesday, Azeb Mesfin, wife of Ethiopia's prime minister, became one of the nation's few high-profile figures to take a public HIV test. She was one of several women -- including Mulu Ketsala, the finance and economic affairs state minister, and... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If you want info about hiv, then request info from your health units or aids hotlines. I did and recieved alot of info. Yes it can take up to 6 months, but it is extremely rare with the tests they have now tpo go undetected for that long. In the... Read more »

Now the rare persons is changed!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you read this "UPDATED" information from The CDC you can see that they have changed their position on the Window Period. Before they answered that persons can take 6 months to develop Antibodies, Now they are stating that the RARE persons take up... Read more »

Advice on expert about testing on rare HIV strains.

Posted by Vasyl, 1 Reply
Could someone from old inhabitants give an advice to which site expert can I address my question?

It is about testing for rare strains and groups.

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What is "Rare"?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What is the meaning of "rare" to test positive after 3 months? Anyone have any info on this?

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