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HIV1 and HIV2 testing

I've tested for 12 months now.I am worried about HIV2 whether or not it would have been detectable with all this blood work I've done for the last 12 months.Best Regards will donate your stress relieving organization.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...at three months is all you needed for a definitive result. The rest merely corroborates what we already knew at three months.HIV-2 is not much of a problem if you are writing from the U.S. (or anywhere other than West Africa, for that matter).... Read more »

HIV1 and HIV2 Testing

After extensive research,professional advise and reading the forums I am still confussed about the... Read more »

single combination test for HIV-1/HIV-2

Hi Doctor!Hope you are well. I think what you are doing is amazing! my question is: how does a... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bio-Rad Laboratories Receives FDA Approval for Rapid HIV Test That Distinguishes Between HIV-1, HIV-2

...company plans to begin marketing in the United States later this month, is the first test that distinguishes between the HIV-1 and HIV-2 viruses to receive FDA approval, according to the company. HIV-1 is the most common type of the virus (AP/... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...minutes, requires health care workers to wipe a treated swab along the gums of a patient's mouth and place the swab into the testing liquid. If one line appears on the swab, the person is 99.8% likely to be HIV-negative. However, if two lines... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

...government's National Institute of Statistics, said, according to IRIN News . The study showed that 6.7% of women and 4.1% of men tested HIV-positive. The government previously estimated the country's HIV prevalence to be 11.8%. "The study... 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 »
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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 »

hiv 1 vs hiv 2 and testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...with a negative result. The anxiety continues but this is not a "window" question. I am trying to find out if I was tested for HIV 2 in addition to HIV 1. One of my concerns includes a possible occupational exposure in an NYC hospital. The test... Read more »

HIV2 - Do I need to test for this??????? HELPPP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was with someone from South Africa. (unprotected) Took HIV tests out to 10 months, negative. Should I test for HIV2?? Now I am freaking out all over again!!! Please help me. He is a young white hetero male. I am female. With each other... Read more »