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Hiv-1 Subtype O

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hiv-1, subtype o

Dear Dr. Is there any method to test the hiv-1, subtype o? Thank you very much for your work here.
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
Yes there are commercial antibody tests that will include type O. MH Read more »

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...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, Read more »

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...that all commercially available PCR-kits are just looking for the common HIV-1 strains, and are neither able to detect HIV-1-subtype-O nor HIV-2! Because of that, I am wondering why so many posters here suppose a 4-week negative PCR to be... Read more »

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...I have some questions regarding subtypes. First of all, i keep hearing that current antibody test pick up most subtypes but not O and N. The N that it cannot pick up Read more »