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Hiv-1 Subtype O

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Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This encounter involved me receiving unprotected oral sex (flaccid), followed by masturbation and come. There was no penetration, however there was alcohol...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
as cascade reflex testing. I'll print some information about the assay below.As for "group O," this refers to HIV-1 subtype O. The strains of HIV-1 can be classified into three groups: the "major" group M, the... Read more »

Test for sub-type o and new sub-types?

Dear Dr,Could you pls tell me:1. In Washington D.C, which hospital could offer test for sub-type O... Read more »

Case numbers for rare subtypes (TESTING FOR SUB-TYPE O)

Dr Bob,I'm a frequent follower of your forum and enjoy your wit, humor, consistent honest... Read more »
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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine "Sugar Daddy" Relationships in Africa, Drug Resistance in HIV Subtypes; kaiserEDU.org Updated With HIV/AIDS Information

"Confronting the 'Sugar Daddy' Stereotype: Age and Economic Asymmetries and Risky Sexual Behavior in Urban Kenya ," International Family Planning Perspectives : This report by Nancy Luke, an assistant professor at Brown University and a fellow at... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PLoS Medicine, Journal of Infectious Diseases Articles on HIV/AIDS, Global Health Issues; Uncommon HIV Subtypes in Minnesota; 2005 Gates Award for Global Health

PLoS Medicine : The May 31 issue of the journal includes several articles and studies on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues, including "HIV Epidemiology in Africa: Weak Variables and Tendentiousness Generate Wobbly Conclusions ," "The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-1 Subtype Linked to Transmission in Argentina

There appear to be two HIV-1 epidemics in Argentina: one in heterosexuals and IV drug users and another in gay men, scientists announced in Havana on April 9 at the Second Forum on HIV/AIDS/STD in Latin America and the Caribbean. Biologist Mara de... Read more »
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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 »

HIV with non B-subtype

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, are there anyone here infected with HIV1 with non-B subtype? Did you get dx by standard HIV1 antibody test? The reason I'm asking this because I may got infected in Asia and I don't know if current HIV1 antibodies test can pick it up? Thanks.

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HIV 2 and Subtype O

Posted by Anonymous
I have done some research on HIV 2 and Subtype O but haven't found any definitive information on whether or not the current antibody tests pick up these strains. As for me, so far so good I tested negative at six weeks. Still I'm a little worried,... Read more »

Hiv 2 or other subtypes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I'm back! My negative results were comforting for about 5 days and then the symptoms came peering back into the picture. How prevelant are HIV 2 and the other strains of HIV in the US? I know home access only uses 1st Generation Elisa and it would... Read more »