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Can Elisa Detect Hiv-2

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Does a standard Elisa detect Hiv 2?

Dear Doctor Frascino, This is my second attempt at posting a question. I live in India, approx 8 months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a CSW in Thailand. The intercourse was with a condom. I tested -ve for HIV in Elisa...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Sam,The screening tests for HIV-1 and HIV-2 are indeed different. There is some cross-reactivity between these two HIV viruses that accounts for the 80% figure quoted by Read more »

Tested Positive - Elisa HIV 1 & HIV 2

Dr.Doc,Yesterday i went picked up my HIV test results & they were positive- the Lab did Elisa HIV 1... Read more »

ELISA HIV-1 HIV-2???

Hola Dr. Steve, le aseguro que antes de escribirle le bastantes posts y sus respuestas, pero no... Read more »
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Martell Randolph

...Diagnosed: 2000 If an HIV diagnosis is considered to be a "tough pill to swallow," then imagine that a diagnosis of HIV-2 would be like trying to swallow the whole bottle at once. Well, maybe it's not that bad, but for Martell Randolph... Read more »
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

...to the chemical compounds that make up the genetic material in the virus. The new FDA-approved test detects nucleic acid from HIV-2 and from HIV-1 Group O. HIV-2 infections and HIV-1 Group O infections are predominantly found on the African... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraSure Acquires License to Use Rapid Test to Detect HIV-2 in Oral Samples

...Pa.-based OraSure Technologies on Monday announced it has acquired the rights to use its OraQuick Rapid HIV-1/2 Test to detect HIV-2 in oral samples, the Allentown Morning Call reports (Kennedy, Allentown Morning Call , 6/22). Although ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves OraQuick for Use in Detecting HIV-2 Antibodies in Oral Fluid

... FDA has approved Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Rapid HIV-1/2 Test for use in detecting HIV-2 antibodies in oral samples, the company announced on Wednesday, Reuters reports (Reuters, 6/23). Although FDA already has... Read more »
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Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »

HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...fransisco so I went to a HIV clinic in the Castro District, (primaraly homosexual high risk area), and I asked to be tested for HIV 2. The clinic that I went to is affiliated with UCSF a huge meca for HIV research. The councler told me that he... Read more »

testing?ELISA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...question? Does an antibody test at 3 months then again at 6 months if you want, rule out infection of HIV? I mean can current ELISA test pick up all clades and subtypes of HIV1 infection. This is a really important question and i despartely... Read more »