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How Many Subtypes Of Hiv 2

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Recombination Dynamics in Case of MDR HIV Sub-Type D Following Superinfection With Wild-Type HIV Sub-Type B

While research into reinfection is largely driven by expanding number of case studies, Koning and colleagues from the UK described the dynamics of reinfection with wild-type virus, using single genome sequencing (SGS) in both plasma and semen... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine "Sugar Daddy" Relationships in Africa, Drug Resistance in HIV Subtypes; kaiserEDU.org Updated With HIV/AIDS Information

"Confronting the 'Sugar Daddy' Stereotype: Age and Economic Asymmetries and Risky Sexual Behavior in Urban Kenya ," International Family Planning Perspectives : This report by Nancy Luke, an assistant professor at Brown University and a fellow at... 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

PLoS Medicine : The May 31 issue of the journal includes several articles and studies on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues, including "HIV Epidemiology in Africa: Weak Variables and Tendentiousness Generate Wobbly Conclusions ," "The... Read more »
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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
Hello Steve,Your HIV-acquisition is extremely low. I would very strongly doubt you have subtype O infection, even though it is endemic in West Africa. Should you continue to worry, subtype O screening is now available (see below). I'm pleased... Read more »

Test for sub-type o and new sub-types?

Dear Dr,Could you pls tell me:1. In Washington D.C, which hospital could offer test for sub-type O of HIV and other new sub-types?2. The treatment to normal HIV is same to that to sub-type O?3. Does sub-type O developed more quickly than normal...
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
No commercial test are available yet for type O. The treatment will be the same. We don't have data yet on the rate of antibody development.MH... 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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Worry about being infected with HIV-1 subtype O in the U.S. Is completely unwarranted. Only two patients with subtype O were detected in the U.S. through March 2000! The newer HIV-antibody tests can fairly accurately detect subtype O and so far... Read more »

definition of HIV subtype B?

what is the definition of HIV-1 subtype B, and how differs drom subtype A ancd C?...
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
Subtypes of HIV are linked or separated by how close or different the genetic sequence is in certain genes of HIV-1 like the envelop or polymerase gene. So people with subtype B have sequences in these genes that are closely related and are... Read more »
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HIV subtype undetectable by the ELISA?

Posted by mariana, 4 Replies
According to Dr Steve is undetectable HIV subtype O N and M. .. own Western Asia and Africa ... elisa tests do not detect it then? as we know if we have this variant? as we have had symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome and are a few that we feel... Read more »

HIV with non B-subtype

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, are there anyone here infected with HIV1 with non-B subtype? Did you get dx by standard HIV1 antibody test? The reason I'm asking this because I may got infected in Asia and I don't know if current HIV1 antibodies test can pick it up? Thanks.

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Orasure- Subtypes of HIV-1

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Read here earlier today the post in regards to Orasure and 1st and 3rd generation. From the post it sounds like they have updated there 1st generation test. My question is would they have updated there test to detect subtypes of HIV-1 as well,... Read more »

Hiv 2 or other subtypes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I'm back! My 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... Read more »