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Most Common Subtype In Western Hemisphere

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Richard Cordova III

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Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:The Western Blot will pick up all subtypes of HIV. However, because of their high degree of specificity, should only be used as confirmatory tests following a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA, EIA or rapid test. There is a significant... Read more »


Dear Dr. Holodniy,Can you provide me an approximate date when sub-types HIV-1 N and O were... Read more »

reliability of ELISA for different HIV subtypes

Dear Dr. Gallant, I am working in an environment with a lot of foreign students and recent... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-1 Subtype Linked to Transmission in Argentina

There appear to be two HIV-1 epidemics in Argentina: one in heterosexuals and IV drug users and another in gay men, scientists announced in Havana on April 9 at the Second Forum on HIV/AIDS/STD in Latin America and the Caribbean. Biologist Mara de... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIAID Launches Phase I Clinical Trial of GenVec Vaccine to Induce Immune Response Against Various HIV Subtypes

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has launched a Phase I clinical trial of GenVec 's AIDS vaccine, which is designed to induce an immune response against three HIV subtypes, the Wall Street Journal reports. The vaccine,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Phase II Trial for HIV Vaccine Candidate Targeting Subtype C to Begin in Fourth Quarter of 2007, Official Says

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative plans to launch Phase II clinical trials to test the vaccine candidate tgAAC09 -- which targets HIV subtype C -- in the fourth quarter of 2007, IAVI Senior National Program Officer Emmanuel Mugisha said on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Site Added to Phase II Trial for HIV Vaccine Candidate Targeting Subtype C

The Uganda Virus Research Institute , the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Seattle-based Targeted Genetics on Monday announced that they added a site in Uganda to the first Phase II clinical trial testing the vaccine candidate tgAAC09,... Read more »
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Subtype "O"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello to all,
single a question the subtype "O" is detected by tests ELISA made in Europe.

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Posted by SteveR, 1 Reply
Recently faith123 asked about subtypes, and some others have expressed concerns about infection with obscure subtypes and whether tests could detect them. I found this on AIDSMeds, which may answer some of those questions.
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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 »


Posted by StupidMe
Hi all,
I'm writing to enquire if anyone knows about the sensitivity of 4th generation tests in detecting non-B subtypes? I'm asking because my risk was in a culturaly diverse area in Germany where I know non-B sybtypes are more common than B. I... Read more »