"HIV-2" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
An HIV species related to HIV-1 but carrying different antigenic components and with differing nucleic acid composition. It shares serologic reactivity and sequence homology with the simian Lentivirus SIMIAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS and infects only T4-lymphocytes expressing the CD4 phenotypic marker.
- Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2, Human
- Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type IV
- Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type IV
- Human immunodeficiency virus 2
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2
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