HIV / AIDS

Difference between HIV and AIDS

The HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a retrovirus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), a condition in humans that result in the progressive failure of the immune system, thereby increasing the susceptibility of the human body to contract fatal illnesses.

There are two types/strains of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2.

Difference between HIV-1 and HIV-2

HIV-1 transcends globally as it is highly virulent and infectious. This is the virus that is commonly associated with HIV infections in the developed world where big pharmaceutical companies operate.

HIV-2 tends to be less virulent and infectious. Hence, fewer of those exposed to HIV-2 will be infected and this is the primary reason that HIV-2 is largely confined to West Africa.

Home HIV and AIDS Test kits

Our homeĀ HIV test kits and Home AIDS Test kits are manufactured according to world certification standards and are able to detect both HIV-1 and HIV-2. It is better to get yourself tested early if you care for your loved ones.