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Rare Hiv Sub Types And Rapid Testing

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HIV and rare SubTypes

Hi ShannonHope you are well. I am really worried about what is wrong with me. I has a possible exposure 5 year ago (2007)and have had numerous hiv rapid tests done, 4th gen abbott testing (think this is by Elisa), Naat Testing after 6 months from...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAll your test show that you are negative. What the HIV test is picking up is your bodies antibodies against HIV no matter which strain you have the test will pick this up. Also the additional testing of the PCR is measuring viral load and that was... Read more »

Case numbers for rare subtypes (TESTING FOR SUB-TYPE O)

Dr Bob,I'm a frequent follower of your forum and enjoy your wit, humor, consistent honest... Read more »


Hello, 14 months ago I had sex with a condom with a guy I barely knew 8 hours. Horrible lesson... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New York City Resident Diagnosed With Rare Strain of Multi-Drug Resistant HIV That Rapidly Progresses to AIDS

New York City -- A highly resistant strain of rapidly progressive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been diagnosed for the first time in a New York City resident who had not previously undergone antiviral drug treatment, according to the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Publishes Genetic Study of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain Found in NYC Patient

The March 19 issue of the journal Lancet includes a genetic study of the rare, drug-resistant HIV strain found in a New York City patient, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. The study -- based on the work of a team of researchers from the Aaron Diamond... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update: HIV Counseling and Testing Using Rapid Tests -- United States, 1995

Approximately 25 million persons each year in the United States are tested for antibody to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Publicly funded counseling and testing (CT) programs conduct approximately 2.5 million ofthese tests each year. CT can... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Rapid Testing Stalled

An article in The Los Angeles Times recently reported that seven babies in the region had acquired HIV at birth. The children had been infected at varying times during the past few years but had not been identified sooner because California does... Read more »
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Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
I need some feed back from these news reports. Does anyone read them when I post them?
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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 »

Advice on expert about testing on rare HIV strains.

Posted by Vasyl, 1 Reply
Could someone from old inhabitants give an advice to which site expert can I address my question?

It is about testing for rare strains and groups.

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Rapid Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
am going for rapid testing at drs office -suds -
i am testing at 24 weeks - 6 months.
is this test just as good as any other elisa?
i think it only tests for hiv1 - need i look for other hiv's? thanks

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