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Different Types Of Hiv

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Are there different types of HIV?

A guy that I have dated on and off contracted HIV many years ago through a blood transfusion. He says it is contained and he says that it is not the "viral kind". Is there more than one kind of HIV/AIDs and are the risk factors for...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no such thing as a "non-viral kind" of HIV. HIV is a virus (human immunodeficiency virus). If this guy was infected with HIV and you had sex without condoms (vaginal, anal, oral), then you are at risk for infection with HIV. If... Read more »

Confusing: so many different types of primers in EIA tests

Dr. Holodniy,What are the most sensitive and broadly reactive (for all HIV-1 subtypes) primers for... Read more »

love and different virus types?

I am becoming involved with another hiv+ man. He has been hiv+ for 15 years and I have been for 5... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Risk Taking Among Transgender Male-to-Female Youths With Different Partner Types

Associations between partner types (main, casual or commercial) and sexual risk behaviors of sexually active male-to-female (transgender female) young people were examined in the current study. In Los Angeles and Chicago, the researchers... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Recombination Dynamics in Case of MDR HIV Sub-Type D Following Superinfection With Wild-Type HIV Sub-Type B

While research into reinfection is largely driven by expanding number of case studies, Koning and colleagues from the UK described the dynamics of reinfection with wild-type virus, using single genome sequencing (SGS) in both plasma and semen... Read more »
HIV i-Base

HIV and Hepatitis C: Similarities and Differences

Characteristic HIV HCV Type of virus and howtransmitted Bloodborne. Also present in semen, vaginalfluid and breast milk Bloodborne. Also may be present insemen and vaginal fluid Whether sexualtransmission occurs ... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

CD4 T Cells Specific for Different Pathogens Vary in Susceptibility to HIV Infection

When it comes to susceptibility to HIV infection, not all CD4 T cells are created equal. There are a variety of factors that have been shown to influence how readily HIV gains entry and replicates, with the best-described distinction being between... Read more »
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vircoTYPE HIV-1

Posted by MRoss, 1 Reply
Hi folks.. hey wondering if you may give me some guidance with Geno / Pheno Tying. Had this test done, with vl < 100, one hundred copies ml. Wondering if anyone has had this specific test done? Any one familuar with the accuracy of test, and... Read more »

Types of test?

Posted by T_BOOGIE, 3 Replies
Does the type of test you take really make a difference, like besides the rapid test. I dont know what kind of test i took but the last one i took was negative. Does the type of test make that big of a difference? Read more »

Testing types

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was tested at a local health department. She pricked my finger and placed several blots of my blood on a sheet of paper. Will this "dry" sample be adequate?

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accuracy of different kinds of tests

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
Is one type of HIV test any more accurate than the other? I had a rapid test done (not the oral one, the one that uses a blood sample, sorry I don't know the name) at 7 weeks and plan to have the same test done at 13 weeks. I just read a post by... Read more »