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Should I Be Concerned About Hiv 2

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single combination test for HIV-1/HIV-2

Hi Doctor!Hope you are well. I think what you are doing is amazing! my question is: how does a single combination test for hiv 1/2 work? and is it extremely accurate in detecting hiv 2? i'm concerned about hiv 2 because of possible exposure with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, the HIV-2 component of a combined HIV-1/2 antibody test is extremely accurate. If it wasn't, it would never have gained FDA approval. You Read more »

hiv-2 detectability (HIV-2) (HIV-2 TESTING)

I recently entered into a short term relationship with someone who is poz. Both gay males, he lives... Read more »

French guy concerned about Hiv 1, Hiv 2, sub-type O...???

Hi Docteur Bob,I am a French guy living in the Portland, OR area.Comment vas-tu?Ok, I have some... Read more »
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Martell Randolph

...Diagnosed: 2000 If an HIV diagnosis is considered to be a "tough pill to swallow," then imagine that a diagnosis of HIV-2 would be like trying to swallow the whole bottle at once. Well, maybe it's not that bad, but for Martell Randolph... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approval of NAT for Detection of HIV-2, HIV-1 Groups O and M, and Hepatitis B and C

...to the chemical compounds that make up the genetic material in the virus. The new FDA-approved test detects nucleic acid from HIV-2 and from HIV-1 Group O. HIV-2 infections and HIV-1 Group O infections are predominantly found on the African... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

First HIV-2 Infection of a Japanese Confirmed

...Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has notified prefectures, hospitals and health centers to be aware of the possible spread of HIV-2 following the first such case report involving a Japanese man. The ministry, which received the report last... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dual Infections With HIV-1, HIV-2 and HTLV-I Are More Common in Older Women Than in Men in Guinea-Bissau

...The human retroviruses HIV-1, HIV-2 and HTLV-I (human T-lymphotrophic virus type-I) are prevalent in Guineau-Bissau in the general population in both urban and rural Read more »
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HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...fransisco so I went to a HIV clinic in the Castro District, (primaraly homosexual high risk area), and I asked to be tested for HIV 2. The clinic that I went to is affiliated with UCSF a huge meca for HIV research. The councler told me that he... Read more »

A question about HIV-2

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...4,7, and 10 months later, at my doctor's office. Would these tests (which were done at a lab called Labcorp), have detected HIV-2? By the way, I am an American, and had sex with a girl who was white and most likely did not travel anywhere... Read more »

HIV2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is the possibilty of being positive but testing negative at 6mo, also what is the likely hood of having a different stain of HIV that would not be detectable with the standard eliza??? Any suggestions or comments??? Read more »

Hiv 2 or other subtypes

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...negative results were comforting for about 5 days and then the symptoms came peering back into the picture. How prevelant are HIV 2 and the other strains of HIV in the US? I know home access only uses 1st Generation Elisa and it would probably... Read more »