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HIV Strain Not Detected From Test

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RARE HIV STRAINS INTO PERSPECTIVE

Hello Ryan, thanks for all the insight. You do a valuable service! There seems to be a lot of worry on this forum regarding rare strains of HIV to include HIV-2 as well as the O & N strain of HIV-1. Wouldn't it be safe to say that if ALL strains...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Yes, there is a lot of worry on this site about strains of HIV that might be undetectable by standard antibody or viral tests on the market. Understandably so. After reading some Read more »

New rare HIV strain test

Dear Dr.Thank you for answering my question.I totally agree with your opinion that any HIV can be... Read more »

undetectable strains?

Dr. Holodniy,There seems to be a lot of concern about possible HIV strains which will not be... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces in Response to Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

...from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Feb. 11 announced they had detected in a local man a rare strain of HIV that is resistant to most antiretroviral drugs and possibly causes a rapid onset of AIDS. The city health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Different HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies Being Debated After Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

...before crashing." Some experts believe this type of behavior might lead to the spread of HIV/AIDS, including drug-resistant strains (Hill, Philadelphia Inquirer , 2/15). The complete article is available online . Back to other news for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces in Response to Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

...from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Feb. 11 announced they had detected in a local man a rare strain of HIV that is resistant to most antiretroviral drugs and possibly causes a rapid onset of AIDS. The city health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials in Response to Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

...from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene last week announced they had detected in a local man a rare strain of HIV that is highly resistant to most antiretroviral drugs and possibly causes a rapid onset of AIDS. The city... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...was negative. The question is if all the tests are negative then what is affecting my health. Is it that there is a HIV new strain or is it one of these Circulating Recombinant Forms (CRFs) whose antibodies and genetic material can not be... Read more »

PCR not detecting all strains of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...now, I'm still concerned, because I have read that all commercially available PCR-kits are just looking for the common HIV-1 strains, and are neither able to detect HIV-1-subtype-O nor HIV-2! Because of that, I am wondering why so many posters... Read more »

Another strain of HIV1

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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... Read more »

strains?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi there quick question- is there strains of HIV that go undetected on normal elisas? Like if a test came back negative but there is actually a strain there but it isnt Read more »