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Second Generation Elisa Group O

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...NNRTI class. The older NNRTIs can develop resistance quickly, and with only one mutation in the virus. In fact, an estimated 7% of newly infected individuals in the U.S. are infected with an NNRTI-resistant virus. The second-generation NNRTI Intelence was developed to have a higher genetic barrier to drug resistance. It has shown significant viral load reduction in people with drug resistance to Sustiva or Viramune, although it may work...
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hello dr.,1. will the current elisa 1/2 reliably detect all CRF's??2. how about ALL subtypes of group M??thank you for your time. it is much appreciated.
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...Yes, the current generation of elisas detect all subtypes of group M, including CRFs. In contrast, false negatives have been reported with the more rare Read more »

Conflicting HIV results

Dear Bob,I am 28 year old heterosexual male, who has never used drugs, and had the same HIV negative girlfriend for the last year. I have some very conflicting HIV results that I cannot put to rest. A year ago my Kaiser ELISA came back positive, WB...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Very Worried Individual,Your extensive (and excessive) HIV tests to date include several reactive (positive) ELISA tests with indeterminate confirmatory Western Blots (WBs), multiple negative HIV-antibody tests, undetectable PCR RNA and bDNA Read more »

cmia vs elisa

Dear Dr Bob,It has been longtime since i logged in to the body, just dropping a "hi, hope you are doing great" and also to post a message to all worried wells -i have been one for a long time- " listen to dr Bob, he KNOWS from both sides".I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Melinda Gates, as well as Bill Clinton, are all making addresses at the International AIDS Conference taking place this week in Toronto. Consequently, you should be reading quite a lot about them in the newspapers and on TV (except Fox News, of... Read more »

HELP! subtypes of group M and also group O

Hi Doc,My understanding is that standard testing (i.e. ELISAs) and Roche PCR & bDNA do not necessarily detect ALL subtypes of HIV-1 group M and also group O.In a clinical setting suggestive of HIV infection AND where there is progressive decline in...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...the actual frequency of negative HIV antibody tests due to non-type M and sub-type O tests in this era is rare, as the latest generations of HIV antibody tests do detect these antibodies. Even in a study in the US in 1996, four of five... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...the time. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done two or more times. The first test is called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot".... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...found which can protect nearlyeveryone who receives it from being infected with HIV. But many scientiststhink that the first-generation AIDS vaccines will provide more limited formsof protection, called partial protection. Partial protection... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...phenobarbital, phenytoin, and carbamazepine. Default to Selzentry 150 mg twice daily when combined with a CYP3A inhibitor dose (the PI group) if using medications from multiple classes (such as a PI with a NNRTI). Concurrent use of Selzentry and... Read more »
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home access & subtypes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if Home Access or Ehivtest can detect non-B subtypes? I have seen it both ways. Please help! Read more »

ELISA Second Generation!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...fourth version. After reading this posting, i called up the lab that tested me and they told me that their version was the 2nd generation!! I am so freak out now. My last test was on the 15th January 2006. My exposure was in June 2005 if i am not... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I think you posted earlier about type N. Can you provide any useful links on this subtype i can't remember when oyu did b4? Any and all information is appreciated Thank you Read more »

Third Generation Elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is the Third Generation Elisa an antibody test? Who would give these tests? Is it different from a normal antibody test? Read more »