HIV-2 and T cell recognition.
Whittle HC., Ariyoshi K., Rowland-Jones S.
HIV-2 is less pathogenic and less transmissible than HIV-1. Recent research in relation to deletions in the HIV nef gene and to immune cross-reactions between infections by HIV-2, HIV-1 and simian immunodeficiency virus suggests that T cell recognition and the control of viral replication may be more efficient in HIV-2 infection than in HIV-1 infection. These insights may be crucial to the design of effective vaccines.