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testing and different strains
      #112772 - 10/14/04 11:11 AM

here is my story, about 5 months ago, i thought i was exposed to hiv, tested negative with home access, and consider the results to be conclusive...however, about 3 years ago, i had protected sex with a thai prostitute and performed unprotected oral sex on her... never really considered i had hiv although i got shingles about 6 months later...now that i look back on it, i am kinda worried that i may have contracted a different strain of hiv. in the past 5 months, i have been doing a lot of research on the symptoms of hiv and i felt like i had them all, after i tested negative, i quit looking stuff up on the net and they all pretty much went away, now the idea of my elisa hiv 1 test has gotten into my head and i am worried it may not have detected a strain of hiv from thailand...input and questions are appreciated, thanks

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Re: testing and different strains new
      #112809 - 10/16/04 09:08 AM

well, i guess i have hiv, obviously this question has stumped all of you experts, and you are afraid to reply

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Re: testing and different strains new
      #113644 - 11/02/04 04:38 AM

i am hiv positive, my doctor did a test to see what type of hiv strain i had. there are a few different strain out there from what i know of. most testing devices are made to monitor the most common strain, sorry i forgot what it was called. i do know that you can be infected with a strain of the virus that is resistant to drugs, which they also has tests to indicate if this is present and which drugs if any that you are resistant to.

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Re: testing and different strains new
      #113952 - 11/08/04 12:31 AM

If you test via an Elisa test or any standard antibody test it will detect antibodies no matter what strain you have.

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Re: testing and different strains new
      #119009 - 12/02/04 09:36 PM

http://www.autoimmune.com/Non-HIVAIDSGen.html

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