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How Many Hiv Strains Are There

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HIV strains

I have been reading on this site about different strains of HIV. Can you explain the relevance of these strains to people in the U.S.? Should a gay man in the Eastern part of the U.S. be concerned about these different strains? Does the elisa pick...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Extremely rare in the US. ELISA will pick almost all HIV strains that would be circulating in the US.MH Read more »

HIV strains in turkey

I have had unprotected sex with a guy in Turkey. Are there, to your knowledge, any HIV particular... Read more »

Is the window period the same for other HIV strains?

Does the 6 month window period apply for HIV-2 as well? What about HIV-1 subtypes, including o and... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Incidence of Drug-Resistant HIV Strains May Increase in Africa With Increased Availability of Antiretroviral Drugs

...availability of antiretroviral drugs in African countries with high HIV/AIDS prevalence rates may result in more drug-resistant HIV strains, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. National HIV/AIDS treatment programs, such as the one being... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces in Response to Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

...from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Feb. 11 announced they had detected in a local man a rare strain of HIV that is resistant to most antiretroviral drugs and possibly causes a rapid onset of AIDS. The city health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces in Response to Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

...from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Feb. 11 announced they had detected in a local man a rare strain of HIV that is resistant to most antiretroviral drugs and possibly causes a rapid onset of AIDS. The city health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Different HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies Being Debated After Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

...before crashing." Some experts believe this type of behavior might lead to the spread of HIV/AIDS, including drug-resistant strains (Hill, Philadelphia Inquirer , 2/15). The complete article is available online . Back to other news for... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...was negative. The question is if all the tests are negative then what is affecting my health. Is it that there is a HIV new strain or is it one of these Circulating Recombinant Forms (CRFs) whose antibodies and genetic material can not be... Read more »

new HIV strain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...responding to the standard treatment given for HIV/AIDS infection. This doctor went on to explain, they feel there is a new strain of HIV becoming more prevalent that is immune to standard treatment. Has anyone else heard about this or can shed... Read more »

Another strain of HIV1

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...swollen glands, but my antibody tests still negative and I could not get in to HIV specity clinic. 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... Read more »

PCR not detecting all strains of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...now, I'm still concerned, because I have read that all commercially available PCR-kits are just looking for the common HIV-1 strains, and are neither able to detect HIV-1-subtype-O nor HIV-2! Because of that, I am wondering why so many posters... Read more »