|Return to thailand to get tested
Sep 8, 2001
Dear Mark, Two months ago I wrote to you explaining that after a high-risk exposure in Thailand. I returned to the UK where I have now tested neg after 6 weeks, 3 months 5 months and now 7 months all Elisa tests. I had severe symptoms starting 5 weeks post exposure my Doctor cannot find anything else wrong with me my question is (1). Do I have to go back to Thailand to get tested where their tests may be tweaked better towards their predominant subtypes? (2) Do I need a different type of test, as maybe I am not producing antibodies remembering the severity and continuing duration of symptoms? I really need your help I dont know where to turn to next. Many thanks!
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
The predominant subtype in Thailand is E. Essentially all antibody kits will be able to detect antibodies to this subtype.
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