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Hiv Type 2 Elisa

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Does a standard Elisa detect Hiv 2?

Dear Doctor Frascino, This is my second attempt at posting a question. I live in India, approx 8 months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a CSW in Thailand. The intercourse was with a condom. I tested -ve for HIV in Elisa...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Sam,The screening tests for HIV-1 and HIV-2 are indeed different. There is some cross-reactivity between these two HIV viruses that accounts for the 80% figure quoted by Read more »

HIV - 2 Not Picked Up By Elisa?

hello docmuch appreciation on the work your doing, i will keep it short as im aware of how much... Read more »

Tested Positive - Elisa HIV 1 & HIV 2

Dr.Doc,Yesterday i went picked up my HIV test results & they were positive- the Lab did Elisa HIV 1... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...chain DNA CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CIA Chemiluminescent immunoassay EIA Enzyme immunoassay ELISA Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay FDA US Food and Drug Administration HLA Human leukocyte antigen ... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approval of NAT for Detection of HIV-2, HIV-1 Groups O and M, and Hepatitis B and C

...to the chemical compounds that make up the genetic material in the virus. The new FDA-approved test detects nucleic acid from HIV-2 and from HIV-1 Group O. HIV-2 infections and HIV-1 Group O infections are predominantly found on the African... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

First HIV-2 Infection of a Japanese Confirmed

...Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has notified prefectures, hospitals and health centers to be aware of the possible spread of HIV-2 following the first such case report involving a Japanese man. The ministry, which received the report last... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dual Infections With HIV-1, HIV-2 and HTLV-I Are More Common in Older Women Than in Men in Guinea-Bissau

...The human retroviruses HIV-1, HIV-2 and HTLV-I (human T-lymphotrophic virus type-I) are prevalent in Guineau-Bissau in the general population in both urban and rural Read more »
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Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »

HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...fransisco so I went to a HIV clinic in the Castro District, (primaraly homosexual high risk area), and I asked to be tested for HIV 2. The clinic that I went to is affiliated with UCSF a huge meca for HIV research. The councler told me that he... Read more »

hiv 2

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...what tests would be used for hiv 2 i have had hiv 1 tests neg but i wasnt tested for hiv 2 having hiv related symptoms would 3 hiv 1 tests pick up something wrong Read more »