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Hiv Type O Testing

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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
...rare. More than 90% of HIV-1 infections belong to HIV-1 group M.Dr. BobEnhanced Automated Test (ADVIA Centaur EHIV) Detects HIV Types 1, 2, and Subtype O On June 21, the FDA approved an enhanced in vitro diagnostic immunoassay ( EHIV, made by... 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 »

Testing for HIV 'O' and 'N' in the United Kingdom

Dear Dr Bob - I am hoping you can answer some anxiety-inducing questions I have about HIV... Read more »
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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

... On December 30, 2008, FDA approved the first nucleic acid test (NAT) that screens for the presence of two divergent types of HIV in donated blood plasma and human tissue. Nucleic acid is the term commonly used to refer to the chemical compounds... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...HIV laboratory screening methods, viral load assays, and HIV resistance tests. Many new technologies that will further enhance testing methods are in various stages of development. Patients presenting for testing within 36 hours of exposure to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: Abbott Recalls Some HIV Blood Screening Tests

... The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that Abbott Laboratories has recalled some HIV blood tests after customers complained of "calibration failures." Approved by FDA almost a year ago, the Prism HIV O Plus test Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...Munoz, MACS, personal communication). HIV can be detected in virtually everyone with AIDS. Recently developed sensitive testing methods, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and improved culture techniques, have enabled researchers... Read more »
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hiv type o

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had a high risk exposure with a west african and am looking for a place I can get teted for hiv type o. My hiv type 1 and 2 tests were negative. does anyone here have any information about this? Thanks so much... Read more »

hiv online test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know how to order an hiv 'o' subgroup test online. My symptoms sre persisting despite a -ve 6 months anonymous elisa. I just one to rule out hiv, and Read more »

Help interpretting Results

Posted by rkandy, 5 Replies
...Greatly appreciate if someone can provide details on specifics of the result. Below is the result: Tests performed by Lab Corp HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual Non Reactive Does that mean that tests antibody tests were done for both HIV-1... Read more »

strains M and O

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 who was infected with HIV (O strain) and... Read more »