New Hiv Tests

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new hiv test

hi, doc, have you heard about the new hiv test that can detect group o. it was approve early this year. as of yet there has been no reliable test. how can i take this test since im very concerned that i am infected with hiv o group.the test is...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your post,The assay (test) that you describe is meant to screen donated blood for HIV RNA. It is able to detect HIV group O RNA. It is not licensed to be used to diagnose HIV infection, which is usually done by measuring antibodies ,not... Read more »

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