Patient & Visitor Alert: Because flu cases are on the rise, starting February 24, children 12 and younger
will be restricted from visiting hospitals and certain inpatient facilities throughout Carolinas HealthCare System. Learn more.

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FAQs for Microbiology Mycology and Virology

What is the difference between HTLV1/2 and HTLV3?
HTLV1/2 is associated with adult T-cell leukemia, tropical spastic paraparesis and T-cell variant hairy-cell leukemia. HTLV3 is an old terminology for HIV which is the virus that causes AIDS.