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HIV with non B-subtype
      #38860 - 08/26/02 12:41 PM

Hi, are there anyone here infected with HIV1 with non-B subtype? Did you get dx by standard HIV1 antibody test? The reason I'm asking this because I may got infected in Asia and I don't know if current HIV1 antibodies test can pick it up? Thanks.



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Re: HIV with non B-subtype new
      #39157 - 09/01/02 08:06 AM

Hi,

I'm also having the same dilemma re possible exposure in Asia. I have spent a lot of time on the web looking at various sites and read that(can't remember where unfortunately) HIV tests (in the UK at least) check all known subtypes of HIV-1 so should cover E which is prevalent in Asia I believe. I'll try and remember where I saw it so you can check for yourself but you might find similar info by using one of the search engines.
Hope all goes well for you.



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Re: HIV with non B-subtype new
      #40000 - 09/14/02 12:34 AM

I think all there is no problem detecting other subtypes except maybe O and N which are rare and from Africa. See link. Good Luck

http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/ch2_1.html#hiv



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