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HIV-2B

HIV-2B: Introduction

HIV-2B: HIV is an immune system disease caused by the HIV virus. AIDS is a term used when a person infected with HIV has a CD4+ T cell count below 200 or 14% of lymphocytes. AIDS is an advanced form of HIV. To be classified as AIDS the person must also have an AIDS-related condition such as opportunistic infections. Once a person has been diagnosed with AIDS, even if treatment improved their CD4+ T cell count and infections are under control, the person is still considered to have AIDS. HIV is classified into two subtypes - HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is further classified into three groups - Group M, N and O. HIV-2 has two subtypes - And B and they are found mainly in Western Africa. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of HIV-2B is available below.

Symptoms of HIV-2B

Treatments for HIV-2B

  • There is no cure but treatment is aimed at slowing the progression of the disease and managing any opportunistic infections or other AIDS-related conditions as they arise. The mainstay of treatment is antiretroviral medications
  • The aims of HIV treatment include
    • Restoration and preservation of immune function
    • Improvement in quality and length of life
    • Resolution of symptoms of HIV including diarrhoea, lethargy and weight loss
  • more treatments...»

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HIV-2B: Complications

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Causes of HIV-2B

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HIV-2B: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and HIV-2B

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HIV-2B: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: HIV-2B

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HIV-2B: Animations

Prognosis for HIV-2B

Prognosis for HIV-2B: Death usually occurs between 6 and 19 months after diagnosis of AIDS if not treatment is utilized. Strict adherence to treatment plans (usually antiretroviral medications) can significantly improve long-term outcomes. A number of people will develop a resistance to treatment therapies if they have been on them for more than two decades.

HIV-2B: Broader Related Topics

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