What's the difference between HIV 1 from HIV 2?
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.
You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified health care professional.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., is a professor of medicine at Stanford University and the director of the HIV Clinical Program and Public Health Research Center at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.