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Does Elisa Hiv Test Detect The Virus

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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

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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Tested HIV+ and no detectable virus after 11 months

HelloI suspiciously tested positive in August 2000. What I mean by that is that I initially tested "Inconclusive" and then they re-tested me stating they will do another kind of test and when I got that result, they said that I had...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Based upon the description of your testing, your normal CD4+ cell count and undetectable viral load, it is possible that you had a false positive test for HIV. There have been several recent reviews of HIV testing, including an article by my... Read more »

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 the other forum doctor. Some HIV tests combine the two tests and run them... Read more »

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 »

ELisa; all subtypes detected?

Dear Dr. Holodniy:I have done many Antibodies tests so far, but my symptoms still exist. My 2 doctors still couldn't find anything wrong with me, I continue to have this low grade fever, ranging from 98.6 to 99.3 for almost 3 months now. I...
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
HIV-1 is divided into 3 major groups, group M (major, divided into subtypes A-J), group O (outlier, 2 subtypes), and the new group N (new, only a couple cases in west Africa). The major antibody tests will pick up the group M viruses. Tests are in... Read more »
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subtipos N - O- M no detectables por elisa comun?

Posted by mariana, 19 Replies
He leido de subtipos de vih no detectables por el elisa comun.. estos subtipos propios de Asia y Africa... lo que me preocupa porque mi pareja habia pasado mas de un mes en aquellos lugares expticos por motivos laborales... El elisa no detecta estos... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 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?

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ARS symptoms means virus can be detected?

Posted by jxr
Hi...If you have ARS symptoms two weeks after an unsafe episode and these symptoms are actually a sign of HIV infection, will the PCR test be able to detect the presence of HIV in that short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the... Read more »

Everyone Reacts Positive on HIV Elisa Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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