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Is there a difference between HIV-1 and HIV?

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Psyched 19 Nov 2009

Busch49,
HIV and HIV-1 are used interchangeably. HIV has 2 types. HIV-1 affects chimps and humans and is more virulent than HIV-2, which only affects monkeys. HIV-1 is more widespread, while HIV-2 is mostly found only in West Africa.

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