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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
...that is too complex for this type of forum. For this reason, I will refer you to some articles that explain groups, types, and subtypes of HIV in detail:How good is your HIV test?Global Epidemiology of HIV InfectionHIV Subtypes: a quick primerDo... Read more »

Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This... Read more »

What is an eHIV test:? (GROUP O, Subtype O, eHIV TEST, 2009)

I just received my HIV test results - Nonreactive. Yay!My question is about what is written on the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

...appear better able than others to resist progression of HIV infection or the development of AIDS. Long-term survivors can be divided into two groups: (1) long-term ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

...appropriate immune responses that confer long-lasting protection against both bloodborne and mucosal (sexual) exposure to many HIV subtypes. The following describes why this ideal has not been easily achieved. (Throughout the fact sheet... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Read more »
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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. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...I have some questions regarding subtypes. First of all, i keep hearing that current antibody test pick up most subtypes but not O and N. The N that it cannot pick up Read more »

clade detection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...detection, and my question is does anyone know for certain that here in the US, will current Elisa tests detect all clades of HIV 1 infection? I have read that heterosexual transmission is type E more than B if so does our ELISA tests detect it... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Anyone know if current Elisa tests pick up all HIV-1 subtypes? And which ones does it have a problem picking up? Read more »