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Hiv Can Be Detected Through The Elisa Test Within A Few Days Of Contamination?

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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 »

Early HIV detection test done at 33 days

Hello Dr.Wohl ,I had an unprotected sex with a female co-worker(vaginal) . I have taken the early... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Test to Detect HIV in 20 Minutes Nears Approval

Federal regulators are expected to give approval soon to an easy-to-use finger-prick blood test that can diagnose HIV infection in 20 minutes. The action will come more than four years after public health officials declared the urgent need for such... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

The New York Times on Friday examined an HIV blood test, which seeks out bits of the virus' RNA and can identify infections during the acute or primary phase. Standard rapid tests, which detect HIV antibodies, can provide immediate results but... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

NAAT Testing Combined With Social Marketing Campaigns Improve Detection of Acute HIV Infection Among MSM in Vancouver

People who have recently become infected with HIV are at increased risk of transmitting HIV to others and may account for up to half of new HIV infections in some populations. Several factors contribute to an increased risk of HIV transmission. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Not Linked to SIV-Contaminated Polio Vaccines, Study Says

HIV was not introduced into the human population through oral polio vaccines used in the 1950s in Africa that were contaminated with simian immunodeficiency virus, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Science , Reuters ... Read more »
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VIRAL LOAD TESTS VS ELISA

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
"The test can be used for diagnosis, because it can detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection." If the antibody test can be... Read more »

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 »

so ELISA tests NEVER give a false negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is this statement correct? 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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