Update on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-2 infection

Omobolaji T. Campbell-Yesufu, Rajesh T. Gandhi

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Abstract

Infection with human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) occurs mainly in West Africa, but an increasing number of cases have been recognized in Europe, India, and the United States. In this era of global integration, clinicians must be aware of when to consider the diagnosis of HIV-2 infection and how to test for this virus. Although there is debate regarding when therapy should be initiated and which regimen should be chosen, recent trials have provided important information on treatment options for HIV-2 infection. In this review, we present information on recent clinical advances in our understanding of HIV-2 infection and highlight remaining diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)780-787
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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