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Is it true what this study is suggesting?

Hello,Dr.Joe, I`ve found this study that suggests that group N infection can be detected by commercial assays:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20059396Is this true? I need to ask something,if this group was isolated,why don`t manufacturers tweak...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thank you for sharing this link.The study shows that indeed 4 out of 3555 people who tested HIV+, presumably using standard testing methods, had group N virus in Cameroon. It supports that, even in the region where group N virus might be found,... Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA OKs Second HIV Donor Screening Test

...test is one of five that run on Abbott's fully automated Prism System. FDA said the test identifies antibodies to HIV type 1, groups M and O, and to HIV type 2. It is the second donor screening test licensed to detect antibodies to HIV type 1,... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV laboratory screening methods, viral load assays, and HIV resistance tests. Many new technologies that will further enhance testing methods are in various stages of development. Patients presenting for testing within 36 hours of exposure to... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fourth Generation HIV Diagnostic Test Approved, Permitting Earlier Detection of Infection

...HIV-1 p24 antigen (the substance found on the virus that triggers the production of antibodies), as well as antibodies to HIV-1 groups M and O, and as antibodies to HIV-2. Levels of p24 antigen increase early after initial infection, before HIV... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black America and HIV Testing

...study, the share of Blacks who reported getting tested in the previous year was double the national rate. 13 (See " Black HIV Testing and Transmission in America ") But here's the bad news: Despite these higher-than-average testing rates, the... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals to be screened for infection are of higher risk groups than the blood donor population, and thus require the use of testing methodologies with high levels of analytical sensitivity to detect primary infection. Of significance, the... Read more »

hiv testing back track

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
when taking the test how far does it go back , there so much imformation about window period . CDC sayd 3 months the max why does blood banks sayd 12 months . do they know what they are talking about . Read more »

validity of a 12 week antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...that indivudual body response varies to the virus upon infection and that is why the time it takes for 1 person to produce antibodies differs from the other. Logically, when is the earliest we can conclude that the infection do not exists.... Read more »

Elisa antibody testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Doctors claim that the Elisa antibody test is 99.9% accurate unless you are in a high risk group and your symptoms are clinicly suggestive of hiv infection. In other words, the test is not accurate at all. Risk groups and Read more »