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Subtypes Detected With NAT And Elisa

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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 SUBTYPE "C" which is very common in INDIA ? This i am asking because, i had sexual exposer in india few years back and recently my elisa result came...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...HIV-2 is endemic in the west coast of Africa. HIV-1 is divided into groups (M, N, O) and the M group is further divided into subtypes or clades (A through J). The majority of people in the world are infected with M group HIV-1, and antibody tests... Read more »

ELisa; all subtypes detected?

Dear Dr. Holodniy:I have done many Antibodies tests so far, but my symptoms still exist. My 2... Read more »

reliability of ELISA for different HIV subtypes

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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 »

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 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 »

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 »