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Ugeskr Laeger. 1996 Mar 18;158(12):1662-6.

[Infection with human immunodeficiency virus type 2--HIV-2].

[Article in Danish]

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Virologisk afdeling, Statens Seruminstitut, KĂžbenhavn.

Abstract

The majority of patients with HIV-2 infection come from West Africa or have had sexual contact with a person from there, as HIV-2 is prevalent in this area. HIV-2 is phylogenetically closer related to SIVsm and SIVmac than to HIV-1. HIV-2 is mainly transmitted by heterosexual contact, whereas the risk of mother-to-child infection is very low. Nine cases of HIV-2 infection have been diagnosed in Denmark. Out of these, seven are from West Africa and two have been infected in Denmark by individuals from West Africa.

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