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When to Suspect an HIV Type 2 Infection

Purpose:

To identify a patient who may have HIV-2.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, public health

ICD-10:

B20

Description:

While HIV Type 1 is the dominant form of human immunodeficiency virus in much of the world, HIV Type 2 is endemic in certain parts of Africa and can be spread from there.

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