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New rare HIV strain test

Dear Dr.Thank you for answering my question.I totally agree with your opinion that any HIV can be detected by anti-body screening test.However it just like you have turkey on thanksgiving day and I've never seen what a turkey looks like in real...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,My assessment and advice remain unchanged.(See below)Why are you having CD4 tests run when you have absolutely no need for those tests? As for your two values, 942 and 833, these are, not unexpectedly, both completely normal! There is... Read more »

HIV strains HTLVI test

Hello Mr Ryan.I have posted questions before but never answered. But that is OK since 10 months... Read more »

Elisa test and HIV strains

Ryan,Does the ELISA test pick up ALL strains/subtypes of HIV or are there rare strains that will... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves New HIV Blood Test That Screens Blood, Tissue Donations For Less Common Strains

FDA last week approved a new HIV test manufactured by a Roche subsidiary that screens for two less common forms of the virus in the U.S., in addition to the most common forms of HIV and hepatitis, the AP/ Miami Herald reports. The test is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota: Clinic Closure Strains Area STD Testing

Following the December closing of the county-run Quiet Care Clinic in Stearns County, Minn., other clinics' personnel are reporting a significant rise in the number of patients seeking testing for STDs. Shut down late last year because of county... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Officials from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Feb. 11 announced they had detected in a local man a rare strain of HIV that is resistant to most antiretroviral drugs and possibly causes a rapid onset of AIDS. The city... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Officials from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Feb. 11 announced they had detected in a local man a rare strain of HIV that is resistant to most antiretroviral drugs and possibly causes a rapid onset of AIDS. The city... 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

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testing and different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
here is my story, about 5 months ago, i thought i was exposed to hiv, tested negative with home access, and consider the results to be conclusive...however, about 3 years ago, i had protected sex with a thai prostitute and performed unprotected oral... Read more »

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 »

Another strain of HIV1

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an stupid possible exposure in South East Asia late last year. Since then, I have developed many ARS symptoms, including Oral Hairy Leukiepia, swollen glands, but my antibody tests still negative and I could not get in to HIV specity clinic.... Read more »