Human immunodeficiency virus 2
The HIV-2 dtec-RT-qPCR comprises a series of specific targeted reagents designed for Human immunodeficiency virus 2 detection by using qPCR. The human immunodeficiency virus is a single-stranded RNA virus belonging to Retroviridae family. The virus causes HIV infection and, over time, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, or breast milk. Without treatment, average survival time after infection with HIV is estimated to be 9 to 11 years, depending on the HIV subtype. Due to its high genetic variability, HIV can be divided into two major types, HIV type 1 and HIV type 2. HIV-1 is the most common and pathogenic strain of the virus. HIV-2 has not been widely recognized outside of Africa, has lower virulence and infectivity but still can cause AIDS. The kit is designed according to data published by authors form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 30333, United States.
Kit Content and Prices
GPS™ primers and probes are sold for research use only
All GPS™ Kits are available in F100 and MONODOSE Format
GPS™ reagents are compatible with all qPCR devices