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Hiv Rare Strain

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Hiv 2 & Rare Strains

Is Hiv 2, and "o" and "n" strains still rare in the U.S.?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
These strains are still rare. They are still only transmitted by direct contact with someone from an area where they are more common, such as West Africa. Fortunately, they are picked up by the current generation of HIV antibody screening tests... Read more »

HIV2/rare strains?

Hi Dr. Sullivan,When should one be worried about HIV2 or other rare strains the current ELISA tests... Read more »

HIV2/rare strains?

Hi Dr. Jackson,When should one be worried about HIV2 or other rare strains the current ELISA tests... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KNOW HIV/AIDS Campaign Considers Reworking Its Messages After Discovery of Rare HIV Strain

The " KNOW HIV/AIDS " awareness campaign is "weighing changes" to its messages following last week's announcement of the detection of a rare, drug-resistant HIV strain, which illustrates the disease "remains an elusive and dangerous enemy," the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

London's Guardian Examines Possible Transmission Route of Rare HIV Strain Detected in New York City Man

A New York City man with a highly drug-resistant strain of HIV might have contracted the virus in a bathhouse from two Connecticut men who have been treated for drug-resistant HIV by Dr. Gary Blick of Norwalk, Conn., London's Guardian reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Different HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies Being Debated After Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

Following New York City health officials' announcement last week that they have detected a rare, drug-resistant HIV strain, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates are examining different prevention strategies, some calling for a "renewed commitment to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials in Response to Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

Officials from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene last week announced they had detected in a local man a rare strain of HIV that is highly resistant to most antiretroviral drugs and possibly causes a rapid onset of AIDS. The... Read more »
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Advice on expert about testing on rare HIV strains.

Posted by Vasyl, 1 Reply
Hi.
Could someone from old inhabitants give an advice to which site expert can I address my question?

It is about testing for rare strains and groups.

http://www.thebody.com/cgi-bin/bbs/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=infected&Number=275221

Thanks. Read more »

Rare Strain???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What is your opinion? Following intercourse (unprotected insertive vaginal) with a sex worker in the Philippines in July, 2002 I experiences a flu-like illness 3 weeks later. Most symptoms subsided in a week or so, some lasted a longer. ... Read more »

What about rare strain/CRF's?

Posted by john00
Making it short. I have been with multiple ASIAN women over the past few years. The last was in September of '09. I have tested out to 36 weeks with a negative antibody, PCR-DNA, and rapid tests. Most recently PCR DNA was at 6 months, last rapid... Read more »

new HIV strain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Having been through a past HIV scare, I was watching the news this evening and became quite concerned over what I heard. This medical segment went on to state that there have been at least a dozen HIV/AIDS patients in Vancouver that are no longer... Read more »