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What is the difference between HIV 1 and HIV 2?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Sep 09, 2020

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Daniel Frederic

Daniel Frederic

Daniel Frederic
Daniel Frederic

Answered Jul 12, 2019

HIV is the short form of Human immunodeficiency virus, and if it is not detected very early, it can lead to AIDS, which is the short form of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It is one of the deadliest diseases in the world today. Up till today, there is no permanent cure for HIV or AIDS. The fact remains that many people still do not know that HIV is of two types. There is one called HIV 1, and the second is HIV 2. The first notable difference between the two types of HIV is that HIV 1 is ubiquitous and widespread among people, especially in Africa.

HIV is the short form of Human immunodeficiency virus, and if it is not detected very early, it can
The percentage of those with HIV 2 is not as much as those with HIV one. This might be as a result of the fact that HIV 1 spread very quickly in its early stage than HIV 2, while after some time, HIV 2 becomes too strong. HIV 1 can be prevented from becoming AIDS if it is detected very early. But the chances of treating HIV 2 are always slim, and at this point, it becomes too hard to detect.

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