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How Similar Are Hiv-1 And Hiv-2

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HIV 1 & HIV 2

What's the difference between HIV 1 from HIV 2?
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
...They are viruses in the same family, but have somewhat different clinical courses. HIV-1 is much more common of an infection than HIV-2. Read more »

diffrence between HIV1 & HIV2

I want to understand the difference between HIv1 and HIV2 as my friend has been tested positive for... Read more »

HIV1 AND HIV 2

A colleague of mine is HIV positive as is her husband. While she has tested positive for HIV1, he... Read more »
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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

...compounds that make up the genetic material in the virus. The new FDA-approved test detects nucleic acid from HIV-2 and from HIV-1 Group O. HIV-2 infections and HIV-1 Group O infections are predominantly found on the African continent. Some cases... 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

...The human retroviruses HIV-1, HIV-2 and HTLV-I (human T-lymphotrophic virus type-I) are prevalent in Guineau-Bissau in the general population in both urban Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bio-Rad Laboratories Receives FDA Approval for Rapid HIV Test That Distinguishes Between HIV-1, HIV-2

...company plans to begin marketing in the United States later this month, is the first test that distinguishes between the HIV-1 and HIV-2 viruses to receive FDA approval, according to the company. HIV-1 is the most common type of the virus (AP/... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2

...Should Be Tested for HIV-2? Are Blood Donors Tested for HIV-2? Is the Clinical Treatment of HIV-2 Different From That of HIV-1? What Is Known About HIV-2 Infection in Children? How Should Physicians and Patients Decide Whether to Start... 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% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »

HIV-1 and HIV-2 ?

Posted by codymartinnc, 1 Reply
...appreciate if someone can provide details on specifics of the result. Below is the result: Tests performed by Lab Corp HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual Non Reactive Does that mean that tests antibody tests were done for both HIV-1 and HIV-2 ? Can I take... 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 Read more »