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What Is HIV 1 And HIV2

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Please Explain Doctor About Hiv 2 (HIV-2, HIV-2 TESTING, 2010)

Doctor, is Hiv 2 related to Hiv 1? That's it. Hope you answer and thanks.H.R....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As with so many questions cramming their way into my inbox, the information you request was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. BobQuestions on negative test (HIV-2, HIV-2 TESTING, 2009) Dec 19, 2009Dear Robert,I have lost... 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 »

Questions on negative test (HIV-2, HIV-2 TESTING, 2009)

Dear Robert,I have lost 10-15lbs in my upper body in the last month or two and started researching... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Bio-Rad Laboratories on Tuesday announced that it has received FDA approval for its single-use rapid HIV test kit, AP/ Yahoo! News reports. The test, which the company plans to begin marketing in the United States later this month, is the first... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene in HIV Makes HIV-2 Susceptible to Immune System Response, Researchers Say

A team of researchers from Oxford University and the U.K. Medical Research Council unit in Gambia have discovered that a gene in HIV, known as the gag gene, makes HIV-2 more susceptible to an immune system response, ANI/DailyIndia.com reports.... Read more »
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

On December 30, 2008, FDA approved the first nucleic acid test (NAT) that screens for the presence of two divergent types of HIV in donated blood plasma and human tissue. Nucleic acid is the term commonly used to refer to the chemical compounds that... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV1?HIV2?HIV-O?HIV-N?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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 »

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 »

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 for HIV-1.. I'm a little worried, what if... Read more »

HIV-1, HIV-2, and Home Access

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I have been reading posts for a few days and there seems to be alot of knowledgable people on this board. Does anyone here know if HIV-2 is common in the United States? And, if you are infected with HIV-2 and not HIV-1, would your Home Access... Read more »