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Hiv Type O

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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 testing...I live in the UK and have, over the years, had unprotected sex with long-term partners, one of whom was from Japan (don't know how relevant that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Desperate UK Mum,You are absolutely correct: I am indeed going to advise you in no uncertain terms that HIV is not your problem. No way. No how! Your problem is being "preoccupied" with the fear of being HIV infected, not HIV itself! 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 »

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... 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 »
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U.S. Senate Nominee Christine O'Donnell on HIV Funding: Less Is More

...committing the robbery." To which O' Donnell responds, "He makes an excellent point." Actually, she goes on to say, "There are types of cancer that no behavior will directly make you contract cancer. It's just an act of God. But AIDS, your... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gates Foundation Gives Institute of Human Virology $15 Million Grant for Research on HIV Vaccine, Maryland Gov. O'Malley Announces

...of Human Virology at the University of Maryland's School of Medicine a five-year, $15 million grant to develop a potential HIV vaccine, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) announced Tuesday, the Washington Post reports (Rein, Washington... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA OKs Second HIV Donor Screening Test

...organs. The test is one of five that run on Abbott's fully automated Prism System. FDA said the test identifies antibodies to HIV type 1, groups M and O, and to HIV type 2. It is the second donor screening test licensed to detect antibodies to... 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-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 »

HIV1?HIV2?HIV-O?HIV-N?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »

hiv transmission w/o vaginal intercourse

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know what the possibility is that one could get HIV if the penis never actually entered the Vagina, but had precum and was placed near the labia and clitoris? Read more »