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HIV1/HIV2 Home test kit

I prefer to be tested privately at home so I used the Home Access Test kit which tests for HIV1 only. Is there a technical reason that HIV2 cannot also be detected through a home testing kit? I know many labs test for both and was wondering why...
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
Don't know, you'll have to ask Home Access or the CDC. Read more »

HIV1 & HIV2; Home tests; Window period

Hi Doctor, I am hoping that you will response to my question because this situation is driving me... Read more »

Home tests; HIV1 and HIV2; Window Period

Hi Rick, I am hoping that you will response to my question because this situation is driving me... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acyclovir and Transmission of HIV-1 From Persons Infected With HIV-1 and HSV-2

... "Most persons who are infected with [HIV-1] are also infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), which is frequently reactivated and is associated with increased Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Rapid INSTI HIV-1 Antibody Test

... On November 29, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the INSTIā„¢ HIV-1 Antibody Test, a new, single use rapid test for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) in Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Testing Yourself for HIV-1, the Virus that Causes AIDS

...kits that are being marketed on the Internet and through magazine or newspaper promotions that claim to detect antibodies to HIV in blood or saliva samples and provide results in the home in 15 minutes or less. The FDA has NOT APPROVED these ... Read more »
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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HIV-1 and HIV-2 ?

Posted by codymartinnc, 1 Reply
...Greatly appreciate if someone can provide details on specifics of the result. Below is the result: Tests performed by Lab Corp HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual Non Reactive Does that mean that tests antibody tests were done for both HIV-1 and HIV-2 ? Can... Read more »

HOME ACCESS TESTING HIV-1

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello everyone, I pray all are doing well. I posted 1-11-01 about the fda approved Home Access Hiv-1 testing. I was wondering if people could let me know if you think it is just as reliable as the doctor's test for hiv. I just Read more »

HIV-1, HIV-2, and Home Access

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on this board. Does anyone here know if HIV-2 is common in the United States? And, if you are infected with HIV-2 and not HIV-1, would your Home Access test be positive? I am asking because I had several (approx. 5) incidents of unprotected... 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 a HIV-O. Why are we so ignorant to think there couldn't be another strain...for which we... Read more »