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Can Hiv Subtype A/e Be Detected By Hiv Rapid Tests

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What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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Can elisa test in US detect HIV subtype

Thanks you for the service. Appreciate if you please let me know " can ELISA test in US detect HIV SUBTYPE "C" which is very common in INDIA ? This i am asking because, i had sexual exposer in india few years back and recently my...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is divided into two major types, HIV-1 and HIV-2. The vast majority of infections in the world are caused by HIV-1. HIV-2 is endemic in the west coast of Africa. HIV-1 is divided into groups (M, N, O) and the M group is further divided into... Read more »

Can HIV sub-type O be detected by PCR?

Dear Dr, Can the HIV sub-type O be tested by HIV PCR after 10 months from exposure? I'm really feel worried. Pls give me an answer. Thanks!...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Not with the current commercially available PCR based assays.MH... Read more »

Some HIV 1-2 EIA is not detected subtypes(O and M types)

Dear Dr. Mark.I m medical student.Some HIV 1-2 EIA is not detected subtypes(HIV-1 O and M type and HIV-2).Is it true??...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There are many tests on the market. Some tests will detect HIV-1 and HIV-2 and will also detect HIV-1 subtype O all in the same test.... 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 the final answer. 4 months ago I went to a bar in China and there a girl who was a prostitute contacted me and we had casual kissing on cheeks and I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I would not be very concerned if I were you. The behavior that you describe carries an incredibly low risk of transmission of HIV, even if you had a small partially healed cut on your hand. Over and above this, the tests that are currently... Read more »
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general information about subtype detection

Posted by Anonymous
Do conventional AIDS tests detect all subtypes?

Routine AIDS tests which are currently being used for blood screening and diagnostic purposes detect virtually all subtypes of the human immunodeficiency virus. (Most companies have modified their... Read more »

subtypes of hiv in egypt

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all. Does anyone know what the odds are that a man I know from Egypt could have a rare strain of HIV (ex HIV 2 or 0) considering that he has not been there Egypt)since 1990 and has tested negative for HIV 3 times in the US. I am concerned that... Read more »

Orasure- Subtypes of HIV-1

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Read here earlier today the post in regards to Orasure and 1st and 3rd generation. From the post it sounds like they have updated there 1st generation test. My question is would they have updated there test to detect subtypes of HIV-1 as well,... 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 »