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

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Hiv-2 testing in the United States

Hi Doctor, Screening of the blood supply for Hiv-2 became mandatory in 1992. Why then is it not offered by local health departments in conjunction with Hiv-1 testing? I mean if a person gets tested with a negative result for Hiv-1, isn't there...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...extremely rare in North America. For example, compared to the literally hundreds of thousands of HIV-1 cases reported in the United States, there have only been 77 cases of HIV-2 reported (as of 31 December, 1997). Most of these 77 cases were... Read more »

HIV 2 in United States-

I need some help-please I have had to go to a crisis center for contemplating suicide due to my... Read more »

hiv-2 detectability (HIV-2) (HIV-2 TESTING)

I recently entered into a short term relationship with someone who is poz. Both gay males, he lives... Read more »
Office of National AIDS Policy

National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Executive Summary

...educational institutions, people living with HIV, and others. The vision for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy is simple: The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States attention. Since then, over 575,000 Americans have lost their lives to AIDS and more than 56,000 people in the United States become infected with HIV each year. Currently, there are more than 1.1 million Americans living with HIV.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United States: 30-Plus States Bar Routine HIV Testing Recommended by U.S. Health Officials

...after CDC issued new guidelines aimed at making HIV testing a part of routine health care, a new study finds that more than 30 states still have laws on the books that prevent doctors from adopting those recommendations. CDC's guidelines would... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Diagnoses Among Injection-Drug Users in States With HIV Surveillance -- 25 States, 1994-2000

...findings indicate that HIV diagnoses among IDUs have leveled in the majority of demographic groups during this period in the 25 states for which HIV surveillance data are available * . Because IDUs and their sex partners represent approximately... Read more »
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HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...fransisco so I went to a HIV clinic in the Castro District, (primaraly homosexual high risk area), and I asked to be tested for HIV 2. The clinic that I went to is affiliated with UCSF a huge meca for HIV research. The councler told me that he... Read more »

Question about HIV-1/HIV-2

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... I've been tested for HIV before and they always did the 2 tests, HIV-1 and HIV-2. I got the results for my latest test (a bit of OCD here, I've posted here before), they sent it to Quest and they only tested Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...standard HIV testing does not include screening for HIV-2. All that the literature says is that HIV-2 is "rare" in the United States. Well, all it takes is one case to start an epidemic in the unknowing person. My personal interest is that after... Read more »

Which 3 states gives best HIV treatment to poor

Posted by Anonymous
...son want to leave massachusetts. They give grea6t care to HIV patients and medical coverage run by the state. Which other states in the the midatlantic or southeast also are known for the best care for the poor. He doesnt like to work alot. Read more »