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RNA testing & different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just a question for the board. I had a Roche RNA version 1.0 test done and it came back non-detectible under 400. I know this is geared to pick up clade B and not the others. What are the odds that I could have picked up a weird subtype here in... Read more »

PCR not detecting all strains of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
As many worried persons, I took a PCR-RNA 4 weeks after my infection risk, to amend my fears. It came back negative. Although I should relax now, I'm still concerned, because I have read that all commercially available PCR-kits are just looking for... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
Well here is my situation
had exposure in mid may 2009 with Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA... Read more »

single man looking to meet single women HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hello ladies:
i am single male living in chicago. i want to meet single women. i prefer meeting women of color. i would love to chat to know first. i am interested in long term relationship LETS CHAT TALK ON PHONE.
chris

cjlc7268@rcnchicago.com


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single man looking to meet single women HIV+

Posted by Anonymous
hello ladies:
i am single male living in chicago. i want to meet single women. i prefer meeting women of color. i would love to chat to know first. i am interested in long term relationship
LETS CHAT TALK ON PHONE.
chris

cjlc7268@rcnchicago.com

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Different strains = Different RNA/DNA?

Doc, Keep up the good work. I recently read that Qualitative PCR was negative for the LA Group O infected lady until Group-O specific peptides were used for the test. I thought that PCR looked for the RNA/DNA of the virus. Do different strains then...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.The group "O" strain of HIV-1 is very unusual. This unusual strain will notusually be picked up by conventional PCR tests. However, the PCR tests thatare in use, should pick up most other strains of... Read more »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You read that two poz dudes who bareback actually improve their immune functioning. WHAT? Where did you read such nonsense, the Journal of Irreproducible Results? Is it true? No, of course not! Silly boy!As for your question about two men with... Read more »

Same strain of Hiv.Is reinfection possible

If my hiv+ partner infected me does this mean that we have the same strain of the virus and if so would having unprotected sex with him pose a risk of getting reinfected....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I've addressed similar questions in the past, so I'll repost a question from the archives.Stay safe. Stay well.Dr. BobIs safe sex necessary if both partners are +Dec 28, 2005 My husband and I are both positive and I was infected by... Read more »

partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5 as of 2007 and now 1095 of october 2010...i have a partner and the doctor told him that his HIV 1 & 2 strain and not taking medications yet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Even between two HIV positives, unprotected sex remains risky business. Yes, it is possible to acquire a second more virulent or resistant strain of HIV by having bareback sex with another HIVer. (See below.) You report you decided to have... Read more »
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