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Subtypes Missed NAT And Elisa

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Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This encounter involved me receiving unprotected oral sex (flaccid), followed by masturbation and come. There was no penetration, however there was alcohol...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Steve,Your HIV-acquisition is extremely low. I would very strongly doubt you have subtype O infection, even though it is endemic in West Africa. Should you continue to worry, subtype O screening is now available (see below). I'm pleased... Read more »

question about a certain test they do in British Columbia (NAT TESTING)

Dr. Frascino,First off i'd like to commend you on the great work your doing and the patience... Read more »

Positive ELISA, Negative Western Blot, Negative NAT

I recently donated blood and received a letter from the agency detailing the aforementioned... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many U.K. Physicians Missing Early Signs of HIV, Group Says

As many as 50% of early-stage HIV cases are being missed by physicians in the United Kingdom, largely because they overlook symptoms that are flu-like in nature, the National AIDS Trust said recently, BBC News reports. According to NAT, people... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

One Year on Therapy and Counting ... Doses Taken: 1,460; Doses Missed: 0

I am what is referred to as a highly motivated and compliant patient. I am highly motivated to stay alive and healthy, and I know that the way to maintain my health is to comply, conscientiously and consistently, with the multidrug regimen my doctor... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Diagnostic Tests A. Antibody Tests 1. HIV-1 Antibody Screening Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase... Read more »
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HIV subtype undetectable by the ELISA?

Posted by mariana, 4 Replies
According to Dr Steve is undetectable HIV subtype O N and M. .. own Western Asia and Africa ... elisa tests do not detect it then? as we know if we have this variant? as we have had symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome and are a few that we feel... Read more »

NAT

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is an NAT test for HIV? I heard that it is able to detect HIV a lot earlier than any other test. If that is true, why aren't they using it to test for HIV?

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hiv rna / nat testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
does this test cuts the window period , I took this type of test out too 19 months neg not detected and neg elisa and wb's. thanks god bless Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »