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Hiv-2 Groups And Subtypes

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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
Hello Steve,Your HIV-acquisition is extremely low. I would very strongly doubt you have subtype O infection, even though it is endemic in West Africa. Should you continue to worry, subtype O screening is now available (see below). I'm pleased... Read more »

What is an eHIV test:? (GROUP O, Subtype O, eHIV TEST, 2009)

I just received my HIV test results - Nonreactive. Yay!My question is about what is written on the... Read more »

HELP! subtypes of group M and also group O

Hi Doc,My understanding is that standard testing (i.e. ELISAs) and Roche PCR & bDNA do not... Read more »
Articles
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

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 »
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 »
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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subtypes M N O y vih 3 false negative

Posted by mariana, 2 Replies
HIV subtypes are not detectable by ELISA ... I have read Dr Steve say that the fourth-generation ELISA does not detect p 24 subtypes such as type 1 and MNO fail 40 to 60% detection by giving false negatives HIV2.

The latter is another specialist... Read more »

general information about subtype detection

Posted by Anonymous
Do conventional AIDS tests detect all subtypes?

Routine AIDS tests which are currently being used for blood screening and diagnostic purposes detect virtually all subtypes of the human immunodeficiency virus. (Most companies have modified their... Read more »

home access & subtypes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if Home Access or Ehivtest can detect non-B subtypes? I have seen it both ways. Please help!

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subtypes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Yeah, lately this board has turned from somewhat informative to amusing to ridiculous. So I'm going to try to reintroduce a real topic for dicussion: HIV subtypes. From what I've read, the antibody and PCRs are not effective for detecting the... Read more »