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elisa testing
      #24024 - 10/30/01 06:47 PM

does anyone know if this elisa test used in 1997 picks up hiv 2 is there anyway to find out the hospital that tok the test sent it to the mayo clinic but i dont know if i was tested for hiv 1 or hiv1and 2



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Re: elisa testing new
      #24085 - 11/01/01 11:46 AM

I'm not an expert but I think there is a sepparate test for HIV2. But It would be a waste of time and resources to get tested for it. I think something I read said that only, like, 100 people in the US have EVER been diagnosed with HIV-2 (and there are Millions of people in the US). And it's probably less in other countries (Unless you live in Africa). So If you don't have HIV-1 than you are all good and you should go to Disneyland to celebrate!

~Dreamer~

PS. I'm just curious, why did they need to send it to the mayo clinic? From what I understand that's a pretty ritzy clinic. I thought most hospitals did the test on the premisis.



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