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Hiv Type O Cases

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...and/or immunosuppressive drugs to prevent transplant rejection or for autoimmune diseases can have increased susceptibility to unusual infections, as do individuals with certain genetic conditions, severe malnutrition and certain kinds of cancers. There is no evidence suggesting that the numbers of such cases have risen, while abundant epidemiologic evidence shows a staggering rise in cases of immunosuppression among individuals who share one...
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Help me,Dr.Joe. Please

Hi,Dr.Joe. I`m in desperate need for your professional help.I believe I was highly exposed to HIV virus,having had sexual contacts with crew members who travel around the world(I know I`m a dumbass ). I`ve tested negative twice on HIV1/2 ELISA tests...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...The question of diagnosing HIV type N or O continues to be a problem. The standard elisa tests can be unreliable...some may be reactive or low-level reactive and 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 encounter involved me receiving unprotected oral sex (flaccid), followed by masturbation and come. There was no penetration, however there was alcohol...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and that why I am seeking your help. I thought HIV 1 Group o is extremely rare in USA.Specific Questions:1. Do you know of any case registered with HIV 1 Group o infection in US?2. Now he is starting to worry me because I am his family doctor. I... Read more »

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
...HIV tests in the UK over the last 3 years pick up these strains 100% of the time or would I need to ask specifically for these types to be assessed? I just want to be absolutely certain that I don't have this disease so that I can finally get on... Read more »

Are there different types of HIV?

A guy that I have dated on and off contracted HIV many years ago through a blood transfusion. He says it is contained and he says that it is not the "viral kind". Is there more than one kind of HIV/AIDs and are the risk factors for myself the same?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There is no such thing as a "non-viral kind" of HIV. HIV is a virus (human immunodeficiency virus). If this guy was infected with HIV and you had sex without condoms (vaginal, 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

...and from HIV-1 Group O. HIV-2 infections and HIV-1 Group O infections are predominantly found on the African continent. Some cases of infection with these two types of viruses have also been detected in the United States. The new test, called... Read more »
The Well Project


...fight the infection and improve the lungs. Pneumonia and HIV HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . ... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

D.C. Agency Takes on City's HIV/AIDS Crisis

...literature. The free event, the brainchild of Food & Friends community-relations coordinator Anthony Harbour, was the first of its kind for the non-profit, which serves meals daily to people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-challenging... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...Rimactane) It is important to note that the quantities of hormones required for feminization and masculinization have not been thoroughly tested for interactions with other drugs. Drug interactions involving ethinyl estradiol -- a form of... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...needlestick-transmitted HIV infection was reported [1]. From December 1984 through September 1997, a total of 94 documented cases and 170 possible cases of occupational transmission of HIV to health care workers were reported worldwide. However,... Read more »

Another strain of HIV1

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies 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 advise. Read more »

HIV-1? HIV-2? HIV-O?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or Non-HIV AIDS, is associated with a patented retroviral particle called Human Intracisternal A-Type Particle-Type II, or HIAP-II. Autoimmune Technologies is developing viral protein antibody tests based on... Read more »