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Anti-HIV Assays And HIV Group O

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Blood group O and HIV/AIDS

I have heard so many times from friends that when you are Poz and you have blood group O, the results can come out Negative. How true is this? can HIV hide when blood group is O? please explain this to me.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,What you heard "so many times from friends" is absolutely false. HIV doesn't care what blood type you happen to be, just as it doesn't care if you're gay, straight or bi-curious closeted Republican. 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 »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approval of NAT for Detection of HIV-2, HIV-1 Groups O and M, and Hepatitis B and C

...On December 30, 2008, FDA approved the first nucleic acid test (NAT) that screens for the presence of two divergent types of HIV in donated blood plasma and human tissue. Nucleic acid is the term commonly used to refer to the chemical compounds... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: Glenarden Group Working to Raise Awareness About HIV/AIDS

... The Glenarden-based nonprofit Heart to Hand Inc., is building on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, held Feb. 7, to inform residents that every day is critical to preventing the disease. The area has the highest Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"The World" Profiles Study Showing Benefits of Group Therapy Among Ugandans Affected by HIV/AIDS

...of BBC World Service , PRI and WGBH Boston -- on Thursday reported on a recent study showing that people affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda who also have major depression have benefited from group therapy sessions (Baron, "The World," PRI,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...investigators followed 84 HIV-infected and 248 HIV-uninfected infants, all born to HIV-seropositive mothers. The mothers of the two groups of infants were equally likely to be injection drug users (47 percent vs. 50 percent), and had similar... Read more »
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Support Groups??

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HIV+ Women in San Francisco Needed for Focus Group

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...We Need Your Help! HIV-Positive HETEROSEXUAL MEN AND WOMEN In San Francisco and New York LOOKING FOR HIV-POSITIVE MEN AND WOMEN TO BE IN A DISCUSSION Read more »

Support group for HIV+ heterosexuals

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
... I am a heterosexual 23 y.o. HIV+ male. I have been looking for a place to meet other heterosexuals with HIV. Is there anyplace out there for people like me to Read more »