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Another strain of HIV1
      #38927 - 08/27/02 03:08 PM

I had an stupid possible exposure in South East Asia late last year. Since then, I have developed many ARS symptoms, including Oral Hairy Leukiepia, swollen glands, but my antibody tests still negative and I could not get in to HIV specity clinic. I'm sure it is one of the strains that current HIV1 antibodies test can not pick up...Anyone have experienced with this kind of confusion, please advise.



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Re: Another strain of HIV1 new
      #38936 - 08/27/02 07:23 PM

Standard antibody testing will pick up all strains with the possible exception of "group O". Group O infections have been described in a handful of cases in the Cameroons in West Africa. The prevalent strains in SE Asia are sub-types B and E. Both these strains are detected by standard testing.

You have nothing to worry about. Furthermore, if you have tested 6 months or more after your exposure, the negative result is conclusive.

Fear about "weird strains" is common but unfounded.

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Re: HIV/West Nile strain new
      #38946 - 08/28/02 12:01 AM

What if west nile and hiv crossmute?? Hiv from a bug bite!!



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Re: Another strain of HIV1 new
      #38957 - 08/28/02 07:48 AM

Have you actually been diagnosed with Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, rather than just guessing that's what it is?



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