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Transmission Of Hiv Subtype O

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Transmission of hiv subtype o

After engaging in oral sex with an african sex worker, I developed signs consistent of hiv infection (very low t-cell count,rash,sore lymph nodes throughout,etc). All the standard tests for hiv-1 and hiv-2 are repeatedly negative 6 months out. Is...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
My knowledge in this area is limited to what I have read, so please, talk to a medical professional about this issue as well. Your question relates more to virology, an area that is too complex for this type of forum. For this reason, I will refer... Read more »

HIV1/2 & subtypes

Dear Dr.Is it true that 2 peoplewith different virus's orsubtypes can contractthe others... Read more »

Accuracy in detecting HIV Subtypes

Dr. Conway. I sincerely need your help as even after going to several websites, I can't get... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evidence for Onward Transmission of HIV-1 Non-B Subtype Strains in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom and other European countries, an increasing proportion of new HIV diagnoses involve non-B subtype infections. These are found chiefly among black Africans infected through heterosexual sex in sub-Saharan Africa. In the current... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-1 Subtype Linked to Transmission in Argentina

There appear to be two HIV-1 epidemics in Argentina: one in heterosexuals and IV drug users and another in gay men, scientists announced in Havana on April 9 at the Second Forum on HIV/AIDS/STD in Latin America and the Caribbean. Biologist Mara de... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PLoS Medicine, Journal of Infectious Diseases Articles on HIV/AIDS, Global Health Issues; Uncommon HIV Subtypes in Minnesota; 2005 Gates Award for Global Health

PLoS Medicine : The May 31 issue of the journal includes several articles and studies on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues, including "HIV Epidemiology in Africa: Weak Variables and Tendentiousness Generate Wobbly Conclusions ," "The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIAID Launches Phase I Clinical Trial of GenVec Vaccine to Induce Immune Response Against Various HIV Subtypes

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has launched a Phase I clinical trial of GenVec 's AIDS vaccine, which is designed to induce an immune response against three HIV subtypes, the Wall Street Journal reports. The vaccine,... Read more »
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Questions about Subtypes.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im not trying to start an obsession on subtypes but i just have a question. I had been reading Springers post about subtype N. Now although rarely someone might get a weak positive, most of the time the Elisa cannot pick up thi very diverget... Read more »

HIV subtype undetectable by the ELISA?

Posted by mariana, 4 Replies
According to Dr Steve is undetectable HIV subtype O N and M. .. own Western Asia and Africa ... elisa tests do not detect it then? as we know if we have this variant? as we have had symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome and are a few that we feel... Read more »

HIV 2 and Subtype O

Posted by Anonymous
I have done some research on HIV 2 and Subtype O but haven't found any definitive information on whether or not the current antibody tests pick up these strains. As for me, so far so good I tested negative at six weeks. Still I'm a little worried,... Read more »

HIV with non B-subtype

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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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