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Can One Person Be Infected With Both Hiv 1 And Hiv 2
Is 4th generation ag/ab conclusive for BOTH hiv-1 & hiv-2 after 6 months (& multiple tests before this) of unprotected sex? Is further testing needed?
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Do HIV 1 and HIV 2 DNA differ form each other?and is there seperated DNA PCR tests for each or one is enough to catch both?
Different types: Hiv-1 and hiv-2 are different types of hiv. Hiv-1 comprises the majority of HIV infection in the world. Hiv-2 is usually found in africa, and rarely elsewhere. Both hiv-1 and hiv-2 can usually be detected through the usual hiv-1/2 antibody test. Hiv-2 is typically less aggressive/virulent and less transmissible (more difficult to pass from one person to another). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Source of infection: Hiv-1 is the more common form of HIV in the usa/europe, while hiv-2 occurs predominantly in west african nations, and former portuguese colonies, such as angola, mozambique, and brazil, and in parts of india (goa, maharashtra). Many hiv1 medications are effective against hiv2. Usa cases of hiv2 are projected to be several hundred, although estimates vary. ...Read more
Different types: HIV-1 and HIV-2 are different types of HIV. Both HIV-1 and HIV-2 can usually be detected through the usual HIV-1/2 antibody test. However, HIV-2 is more than 55% genetically different from HIV-1. Due to this genetic difference, HIV-1 and HIV-2 antigens are distinct enough that if a test is developed only to detect HIV-1, it will not reliably detect HIV-2. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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