single combination test for HIV-1/HIV-2
Mar 31, 2009
Hi Doctor! Hope you are well. I think what you are doing is amazing! my question is:
how does a single combination test for hiv 1/2 work? and is it extremely accurate in detecting hiv 2? i'm concerned about hiv 2 because of possible exposure with a man from ghana, africa.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Yes, the HIV-2 component of a combined HIV-1/2 antibody test is extremely accurate. If it wasn't, it would never have gained FDA approval. You can think of the HIV-1/2 test as two separate tests run on the same blood specimen, OK?
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