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How Many Subtypes Of Hiv 2

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French guy concerned about Hiv 1, Hiv 2, sub-type O...???

Hi Docteur Bob,I am a French guy living in the Portland, OR area.Comment vas-tu?Ok, I have some questions. I went to a planned parenthood office this morning and I got tested for HIV.The nurse stung my finger to get some blood on a strip and she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...d'attraper le virus. Pas du tout ! Je ne crois pas qu'il soit ncessaire de faire un test d'anticorps anti-VIH-1, anti-VIH-2, ou les subtypes extrmement rares comme O . C'est vrai que OraQuick teste seulement le VIH-1, mais a ne doit pas te... Read more »

HIV1, HIV2 and their relationship to sub-types and testing

I'm concerned about a potential exposure to HIV which occured in South East Asia. After reading... 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 »
The Body PRO

HIV-1 Superinfection: AE Subtype Supplanted by B Subtype

... HIV-1 Superinfection: AE Subtype Supplanted by B Subtype (ThOrA1381) Authored by S. Jost, M.C. Bernard, L. Kaiser, S. Yerly, B. Hirschel, L. Goh, L. Perrin Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Impact of HIV-1 Subtype on Women Receiving Single Dose Nevirapine Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV-1 Vertical Transmission

...Little is known about the relationship between HIV-1 subtype (clade) and HIV-1 transmission or pathogenesis. Subtypes A and D account for most HIV-1 infections in Uganda. The HIV Network for Prevention Trials (HIVNET) 012 study in Uganda recently Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evidence for Onward Transmission of HIV-1 Non-B Subtype Strains in the United Kingdom

...heterosexual sex in sub-Saharan Africa. In the current study, the researchers looked for evidence of onward transmission of non-B subtypes in an ethnically diverse cohort of HIV-1-infected patients in South London. In-house enzyme-linked... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PLoS Medicine , Journal of Infectious Diseases Articles on HIV/AIDS, Global Health Issues; Uncommon HIV Subtypes in Minnesota; 2005 Gates Award for Global Health

...Minnesota Department of Health Hennepin County Medical Center HIV program identified 83 HIV-positive people who have HIV subtypes that are not common in the United States. Identifying viral subtypes could have implications for vaccine... Read more »
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HIV 2 and Subtype O

Posted by Anonymous
...I have done some research on HIV 2 and Subtype O but haven't found any definitive information on whether or not the current antibody tests pick up these strains. Read more »

Hiv 2 or other subtypes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...negative results were comforting for about 5 days and then the symptoms came peering back into the picture. How prevelant are HIV 2 and the other strains of HIV in the US? I know home access only uses 1st Generation Elisa and it would probably... Read more »

subtypes of hiv in egypt

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi all. Does anyone know what the odds are that a man I know from Egypt could have a rare strain of HIV (ex HIV 2 or 0) considering that he has not been there Egypt)since 1990 and has tested negative for HIV 3 times in the US. I am concerned Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...having symptoms but still testing negative. should i consider testing for hiv-2 or subtypes?? Read more »