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what does HIV1/0/2 AB mean the test results were nonreac

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what does HIV1/0/2 AB mean? the test results were nonreactive
Submitted: 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Singh replied 6 years ago.
HIV virus is of two main types, type 1 and type 2. They have similar disease profile, but different tests are required for both. In US, HIV 1 is more common, and HIV 2 is rare. In Africa, both these strains of HIV virus are prevalent.

HIV 1 and HIV 2 AB or antibody tests is done to screen for both HIV 1 and HIV 2 virus. Non reactive tests means both tests were negative.
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