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How Many Types Of HIV Test

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National Association of People With AIDS

Types of HIV Tests

HIV Antibody Testing Options The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that between 850,000 and 900,000 Americans are infected with HIV. An estimated 180,000 to 280,000 Americans do not know they are infected, and may continue to... Read more »
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Types of Resistance Tests

Genotypic Tests Interpreting Genotypic Test Results Phenotypic Tests Interpreting Phenotypic Test Results Virtual Phenotypic Tests Interpreting Virtual Phenotypic Test Results There are currently two basic types of resistance tests:... Read more »
Project Inform

Recently Approved HPV Test Finds Cancer-Causing Types 16 and 18, and Another Dozen to Boot

In April 2011, the FDA approved a new test that identifies high-risk types of HPV, or the human papillomavirus, the most common sexual infection in the US. Although most people clear the infection on their own, some go on to develop HPV-related... Read more »
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Types of HIV/STD tests

Dear Doctor, I had unprotected oral sex with a Korean prostitute while visiting Japan. I had a open cold sore at the time. I read recently that there is a new types of std from the east including a new syphilis thats had to detect and treat. What...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you are experiencing symptoms that might be related to a sexually transmitted infection, don't hesitate to see a doctor. It can be much easier for a medical professional to make a diagnosis while you are experiencing symptoms. You should... Read more »

Types of testing for HIV and accuracy- scared

I went to my family doctor and asked to get tested for HIV. I asked them after my testing if they used the Elisa or western blot test. They said no, that they do an antibody 1 and 2 test and if those come out pos, then they do the Elisa or western...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It doesn't sound like you got the whole story. The ELISA/EIA is the standard screening method for HIV antibody detection. While I would probably not worry too much about the accuracy of your results (you probably received reliable testing), you... Read more »

Are HIV test types are region/Geography specific?

Hi,I had an exposure in south America and got tested in India at the interval of 8 Week, 10 Week and 13 week. All test came back Non Reactive. I took following tests1. 8 Week ELISA 2. 10 Week Duo Test (CMIA)3. 13 week Tridot I just want to know if...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Newer HIV tests screen for HIV 1 & 2. Your 13 week test would be considered conclusive. You are negative from this incident.In health,Richard... 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 through your many (wonderful!)answers I had a in-house PCR QUAL assay done about 3 weeks after the exposure. Results were negative. Then the lab...
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
Your biolody lesson for today. HIV-1 is divided into 2 major subgroups M (major) and O (outlier). The M group is divided into subtypes A-I. The O group into A and B (for now). They are all HIV-1. HIV-2 is a different virus, although it is in the... Read more »
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Testing types

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was tested at a local health department. She pricked my finger and placed several blots of my blood on a sheet of paper. Will this "dry" sample be adequate?

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Types of test?

Posted by T_BOOGIE, 3 Replies
Does the type of test you take really make a difference, like besides the rapid test. I dont know what kind of test i took but the last one i took was negative. Does the type of test make that big of a difference? Read more »

HIV-TYPE 2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV-TYPE 2: I would like to hear from anyone who has tested
positive for HIV-2. Currently the U.S. only tests for HIV-1. But
now I have a friend with the type 2 strain (a weaker strain most
common in W. Africa), and we are having a difficult time... Read more »

Now what is HIV-Type 2?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 1 Reply
As if the one that I got tested on wasn't enough, I got this info today that there is also a Type-2. My exposure was not in U.S. it was in Nepal (Country between india and china).. How do I find out about HIV-Type 2 is relevent for this country? Any... Read more »