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Hiv Subtypes O In The U.s.

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Case numbers for rare subtypes (TESTING FOR SUB-TYPE O)

Dr Bob,I'm a frequent follower of your forum and enjoy your wit, humor, consistent honest answers. I know all of us worry wells do try your patients sometimes. Thank you for helping educate us. I have donated and will again.So many people worry...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Worry about being infected with HIV-1 subtype O in the U.S. Is completely unwarranted. Only two patients with subtype O were detected in the U.S. through March 2000! The newer Read more »

Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This... Read more »

Your info about ELISA accuracy is contradicting

Dear Dr. Pierone, now I am totally confused. Your information regarding the reliability of the... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

...appropriate immune responses that confer long-lasting protection against both bloodborne and mucosal (sexual) exposure to many HIV subtypes. The following describes why this ideal has not been easily achieved. (Throughout the fact sheet... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Challenges in Designing HIV Vaccines

...confer long-lasting protection against both bloodborne and mucosal (sexual) exposure to many HIV subtypes. The following describes why this ideal has not been easily achieved. ... Read more »
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Viral Clade May Impact HIV Disease Progression Rate Among Treatment-Naive Patients, Canadian Study Suggests

...are French Canadians, though we do have patients that have come from various provinces and may have even immigrated from the United States or Europe. By and large, these are French Canadians. We broke the patients down into those three groups,... Read more »
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Hiv 2 or other subtypes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...the other strains of HIV in the US? I know home access only uses 1st Generation Elisa and it would probably only pick up on Subtype B. Read more »

subtypes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...turned from somewhat informative to amusing to ridiculous. So I'm going to try to reintroduce a real topic for dicussion: HIV subtypes. From what I've read, the antibody and PCRs are not effective for detecting the divergent subtypes of HIV-1. In... Read more »

Just found out about Subtype i

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...INSANITY!!!! First everyone was second-guessing their 3 month test, some of you don't believe your 6 month test and now the subtypes??? What's next? Think about it, how are these subtypes identified? Did the doctors one day wake up and say: I'm... Read more »

What do yo mean?!?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...detect Sybtype B more than other strains thinks. Whats wrong with your goverment?!? I can say this, sweden have generally all subtypes in the country thats exists and that why we are using HIV 1/2 tests that also detects o strain even if this... Read more »