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What is an eHIV test:? (GROUP O, Subtype O, eHIV TEST, 2009)

I just received my HIV test results - Nonreactive. Yay!My question is about what is written on the results sheet. It says "Attention: New enhanced methodology (eHIV) detects antibodies to HIV-1, including Group O, and/or HIV-2.Can you please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, WOO-HOO!The eHIV test is an "enhanced" automated assay for HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV subtype O. It was FDA approved in June 2006. The "enhanced" aspects are largely technical improvements, such as cascade reflex testing. I'll... Read more »

HIV1, HIV2 and their relationship to sub-types and testing

I'm concerned about a potential exposure to HIV which occured in South East Asia. After... 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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PLoS Medicine, Journal of Infectious Diseases Articles on HIV/AIDS, Global Health Issues; Uncommon HIV Subtypes in Minnesota; 2005 Gates Award for Global Health

PLoS Medicine : The May 31 issue of the journal includes several articles and studies on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues, including "HIV Epidemiology in Africa: Weak Variables and Tendentiousness Generate Wobbly Conclusions ," "The... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Recombination Dynamics in Case of MDR HIV Sub-Type D Following Superinfection With Wild-Type HIV Sub-Type B

While research into reinfection is largely driven by expanding number of case studies, Koning and colleagues from the UK described the dynamics of reinfection with wild-type virus, using single genome sequencing (SGS) in both plasma and semen... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Type of AIDS Infection Key to Death Risk -- Study

The clade, or subtype, of HIV infection was a better predictor of rapid AIDS mortality than viral load in a Ugandan study recently presented at the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Denver. Conducted by US and Ugandan... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Africa Begins First Phase II Trial for HIV Vaccine Targeting Subtype C

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Seattle-based Targeted Genetics on Monday announced plans to launch the first Phase II trial in South Africa to test a new HIV vaccine candidate, Reuters reports (Reuters, 11/14). The trial will test... Read more »
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HIV with non B-subtype

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, are there anyone here infected with HIV1 with non-B subtype? Did you get dx by standard HIV1 antibody test? The reason I'm asking this because I may got infected in Asia and I don't know if current HIV1 antibodies test can pick it up? Thanks.

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HIV subtype undetectable by the ELISA?

Posted by mariana, 4 Replies
According to Dr Steve is undetectable HIV subtype O N and M. .. own Western Asia and Africa ... elisa tests do not detect it then? as we know if we have this variant? as we have had symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome and are a few that we feel... Read more »

subtypes of hiv in egypt

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all. Does anyone know what the odds are that a man I know from Egypt could have a rare strain of HIV (ex HIV 2 or 0) considering that he has not been there Egypt)since 1990 and has tested negative for HIV 3 times in the US. I am concerned that... Read more »

Hiv 2 or other subtypes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I'm back! My negative results were comforting for about 5 days and then the symptoms came peering back into the picture. How prevelant are HIV 2 and the other strains of HIV in the US? I know home access only uses 1st Generation Elisa and it would... Read more »