A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee hasrecommended that all blood establishments institute HIV-2testing by June 1992.

Two HIV-2 blood tests, both manufactured by Genetic SystemsCorp., have been approved by the FDA. One test is solely forHIV-2. The FDA approved the company's combined HIV-1/HIV-2test on Sept.26.

The Blood Products advisory committee voted unanimously onSept. 27 to recommend HIV-2 testing. There are about 2,500blood establishments in the United States.100391HIV2

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