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Subtypes D With NAT And Elisa

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reliability of ELISA for different HIV subtypes

Dear Dr. Gallant, I am working in an environment with a lot of foreign students and recent immigrants to the US, and wehave a few questions for you. Thank you for taking the time to answer them: What is the difference between HTLV-1 andHIV? Just...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
... HTLV-I infection is most common in the Caribbean, Japan, parts of Africa, and some South Pacific Islands. There are a nine subtypes of HIV-1. The first eight, subtypes A through H, are collectively referred to as major group M. The ninth is... Read more »

Elisa HIV-1 subtypes

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Does the current ELISA test for HIV-1 detect all the subtypes, namely from A-J? ... Read more »

Can elisa test in US detect HIV subtype

Thanks you for the service. Appreciate if you please let me know " can ELISA test in US detect HIV... Read more »
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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 »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

STAV-yoo-deen Brand Name: Zerit Other Name(s): BMY-27857, Estavudina, d4T Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Stavudine, also known as Zerit or d4T, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse... 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

Myths About HIV

...measures HIV antibodies. If you are infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical tests. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done... Read more »
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Subtype "O"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello to all, single a question the subtype "O" is detected by tests ELISA made in Europe. Thank you very much Read more »

Subtype

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Anyone know if current Elisa tests pick up all HIV-1 subtypes? And which ones does it have a problem picking up? Read more »

subtypes

Posted by SteveR, 1 Reply
...Recently faith123 asked about subtypes, and some others have expressed concerns about infection with obscure subtypes and whether tests could detect them. I found this Read more »

To niclas RE: N subtype

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I read your post and I am curious as to where you got your info that states that the N subtype is covered by the 3rd generation ELISA in Sweden. I personally have trawled the net for a year to find this. Could you give me Read more »