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Genotype test to find out other strains?
Oct 2, 2000

Dear Dr. Do you think that genotype test will find out other strains if you are infected with HIV? Thanks

Response from Dr. Holodniy

It can. Say you are positive and not on treatment. Chances are your virus will not have any drug resistant mutations. If you come in contact with someone who is on meds, with detectable virus, and that virus is transmitted to you, chances are good resistance virus will be transmitted. A genotype test, if done early enough after exposure (within 1-3 months), will pick it up.

MH


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