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Co-infection HIV-1 and HIV-2

Hi, I was diagnosed positive two weeks ago to both HIV-1 and HIV-2. My first labs are 576 CD4 and 22.000 copies of HIV-1. I am currently living in Japan and unfortunately, I was told that there is no way to know the viral load of HIV-2. I am worried...
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
...It is difficult to get HIV-2 viral load results outside of a research study or research labs. Your current HIV-1 status indicates that you have a normal CD4 count and a modest HIV-1 viral load level. As you may know, those with HIV-2 infection Read more »

HIV 1 & HIV 2

Hi, I often hear people mention HIV 1 & HIV 2, I never knew that a difference exist. Could you... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New University of North Carolina Study Reveals Screening Tests Can Boost Early Discovery of AIDS Virus

...Early, widespread diagnosis of acute infection with HIV is not only possible but also feasible -- by pooling blood samples from people being screened for HIV and conducting nucleic acid Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

HIV/AIDS Update: Isentress (Raltegravir) Indication Extended for the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection in Treatment-Naive Patients

... On July 8, 2009, FDA granted approval to Isentress (raltegravir), for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-naive patients. The recommended dose for treatment-naive adult patients is Isentress 400 mg twice daily, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Other Genital Infections in the Acquisition of HIV-1 Among High-Risk Women in Northern Tanzania

...(95 percent confidence interval [CI], 3.0-6.2/100 PYARs), and use of condoms was very low. Adjusting for other risk factors, HIV infection risk was increased among women with HSV-2 infection at baseline (hazard ratio [HR], 4.3 [95 percent CI,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Seroprevalence at the Time of HIV-1 Diagnosis and Seroincidence After HIV-1 Diagnosis in an Ethnically Diverse Cohort of HIV-1-Infected Persons

...HIV diagnosis. HSV type-specific antibodies were detected using enzyme immunoassay in a cohort of 850 adults diagnosed with HIV in 1986-2001 and followed for a median of three years. HSV-2 seroprevalence was 63 percent (95 percent confidence... Read more »
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Undetected HIV-1 RNA,PCR at 17 weeks

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
...assay is 48 to 10,000.000 copies i also went to a different clinic a couple of days ago and i got another antibodies test for HIV 1/2 done at the 18 week and it was negative it was the rapid blood test with the finger prick, the infectious... Read more »

HIV-1 and HIV-2 ?

Posted by codymartinnc, 1 Reply
...Greatly 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... 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 »

HIV-1? HIV-2? HIV-O?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is a HIV-O. Why are we so ignorant to think there couldn't be another strain...for which we... Read more »