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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
...still won't believe the result. Hence, my recommendation that you seek psychiatric help remains unchanged.Dr. BobNew rare HIV strain Jul 7, 2007 Dear Dr. I am from China. I had unsafe sex with a Chinese guy (a bisextual who is working in NY) in... 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 »

RT/enzyme test: could it mean a good VL test for all strains of HIV 1 and HIV 2?

Dr. Holodniy,In a recent answer, you discussed research into tests that look for the RT enzyme... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...for infectious diseases. According to FDA, the TaqScreen MPX Test is the first to be able to detect HIV-2 and HIV-1 Group O strains of the virus at the same time (AP/ Miami Herald , 12/30/08). Jesse Goodman, director of FDA's Center for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa to Test First Vaccine Against Fast-Growing HIV Strain

...South Africa will soon launch the first trial of a vaccine against HIV subtype C, the strain that predominates in southern Africa, officials announced Thursday. The Medicines Control Council has approved the first phase Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Developing HIV/AIDS Vaccine That Targets Three Virus Strains Spreading in China, Other Countries

... Researchers are developing an HIV/AIDS vaccine that targets three strains of the virus spreading through parts of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Reuters reports. According to Reuters, two closely 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

...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 health... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...was negative. The question is if all the tests are negative then what is affecting my health. Is it that there is a HIV new strain or is it one of these Circulating Recombinant Forms (CRFs) whose antibodies and genetic material can not be... Read more »

Another strain of HIV1

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...swollen glands, but my antibody tests still negative and I could not get in to HIV specity clinic. I'm sure it is one of the strains that current HIV1 antibodies test can not pick up...Anyone have experienced with this kind of confusion, please... Read more »

strains M and O

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was reading some "Ask the Experts" archives and found a question about strains M and O.... in which the expert recommended special testing for. I googled it and found a case of a woman back in the mid 90's Read more »

PCR not detecting all strains of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply, I'm still concerned, because I have read that all commercially available PCR-kits are just looking for the common HIV-1 strains, and are neither able to detect HIV-1-subtype-O nor HIV-2! Because of that, I am wondering why so many posters... Read more »