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What's the difference between HIV-1 and HIV-2?

  • asked by Anonymous in HIV Jan 18, 2016
  • Posted on Jan 23, 2016


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    HIV-1 and HIV-2 are two different viruses. HIV-1 and HIV-2 are like cousins. There share about 50% of the same DNA. HIV-1 is more common in the USA, U... For detail, click here

  • Posted on Jan 25, 2016


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    HIV-1 is referred to a 'wild genotype' and first-level ARTs respond very well in medication naive patients. HIV-2 is a genotype in which first-level ARTs do not respond very well in medication naive patients and more aggressive combinations of antiviral therapy. ART = Anti-Retroviral Therapy. Medication Naive = someone in whom the virus is not resistant to the ART medication.

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