HIV 2 type testing and prevalence
- In: G8 - Clinical biology in European Countries on Monday, 1 September 2008, 14:00-17:00
- At: Basel (Switzerland) (2008)
- Type: Presentation
- By: GOMES, Perpetua (Hospital Egas Moniz, Lisboa, Portugal)
Both Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2 (HIV-2) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) are retroviruses associated with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). However, HIV-2 infection is markedly different from HIV-1. While HIV-1 is responsible for the global HIV Pandemics, HIV-2 is responsible for local epidemics, most in Occidental.. The access to the whole abstract and if available the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.