To the Editor: Human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) was first identified in 1985 in healthy West Africans,1 and it was associated subsequently with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in West Africans and Europeans.2,3 One case of AIDS associated with HIV-2 infection has been reported in the United States in a recent West African immigrant.4 We report an additional such case. A 39-year-old man presented in January 1988 with nausea, watery diarrhea, and a 10-kg weight loss over the preceding four months. He had immigrated from West Africa to Massachusetts in 1983. He reported no intravenous drug use or blood….
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