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Dear Sir,Are HTLV-I and HTLV-II STDs and if they are can the HIV antibody test dectect them or is their an entirely different test to take?...
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
HTLV 1 and 2 are cousins of HIV. HIV used to be referred to as HTLV 3. The mode of transmission is not entirely worked out, although... Read more »

hiv relation to htlv-1 and htlv-2

Dr. Conway, Can htlv-1 and 2 cause the same ars symptoms and infections...numerous tests seem to... 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 and rural areas. All three are transmitted through sexual, perinatal and parenteral routes.... Read more »

Will This Generation's Magic Johnson Please Stand Up?

Kellee Terrell It was the disclosure heard around the world. On Nov. 7, 1991, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, then only 32 years old, stepped up to the microphone, addressed the press and uttered the words, "Because of the HIV virus that I have... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

HIV Vaccine Developments

The HIV virus remains maddeningly clever in eluding vaccines, but there are signs of progress. A post-study analysis of the Thai RV144 vaccine trial found that men who received the vaccine but still became infected had lower semen viral loads and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists at Seattle Conference Discuss Progress, Obstacles in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

"Scientists, stymied for decades by the complexity of the human immunodeficiency virus, are making progress on several fronts in the search for a cure for HIV infections," but "[a] major stumbling block is the fact that HIV lies low in pools or... Read more »
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What is HTLV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have seen many things on HTLV on this site. What is it, and where can I find out more info.

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Testing for HTLV... *DELETED*

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Anybody here knows the window period for HTLV?

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
The reason im asking is because i have been trying to get info about HTLV window period and most sites say 40 to 50 days is the average to turn positive but i have read cases of people testing far out to 4 months and comes back negative but later... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How possible is it to get HTLV 1 II? Are they considered rare or just as prevelant as HIV?

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