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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Rapid Hiv Tests And Different Subtypes

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Ask the Experts

My Apologies, Yes I did Sound Stupid

Okay Dr. Bob,Student of Sociology here again and I hope you forgive me for my previous inane and stupid post. So here I ask again about why two hiv positive persons having to use condoms because of different subtypes and strains, will then the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...U.S. were acquired in other countries. The rare O and N subtypes are found primarily in West Africa.The standard serological test for HIV consists of a screening ELISA followed by a confirmatory Western Blot, if the former is positive. Details of... Read more »

partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It is common to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, depression,... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...negative. Several Rapid test every two months there after up to early march 2010 all negative. Mid March 2010 had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 came out negative. Had QL DNA PCR (DBS) test end May 2010 (after more than 1 year) which came... Read more »

Very scary.....Please be careful out there!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...subtypes," he says. He says he is not aware of any impact on current therapy yet, though the new findings do raise questions about HIV testing and vaccine development efforts. For more information from WebMD, see our Diseases and Conditions... Read more »

SEROLOGY tests in US

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have questions about the serology tests performed in govt sponsored testing centers. 1. Is the process same in all states ? 2. What is the normal process. 1 elisa & 1 WB ? My nurse didnt give me any damn information. 3. How much time does it... Read more »

Note to all

Posted by Anonymous
...transmission from mother to child or tainted blood infusion which is rare now. 2. According to "The Body" the best way to test for HIV is to wait three months and take an HIV antibody test. The CDC goes on to say if had known exposure and... Read more »