HIV type 2 in New York City, 2000-2008.

@article{Torian2010HIVT2,
  title={HIV type 2 in New York City, 2000-2008.},
  author={Lucia V. Torian and Joanna J Eavey and Amado P Punsalang and Robert E Pirillo and Lisa A. Forgione and Scott A Kent and William R Oleszko},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={
          1334-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Antibody cross-reactivity complicates differential diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 2 (HIV-2) using standard serologic screening and confirmatory tests for HIV. HIV type 1 (HIV-1) viral load testing does not detect HIV-2. Although HIV-2 is, in general, less pathogenic than HIV-1, it can lead to immunosuppression and clinical AIDS, and there are important differences in the selection of antiretroviral therapy for HIV-2-related immunosuppression that make it… CONTINUE READING

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