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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 Read more »

Patient require your help!!! (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Hi, doctor Robert J Franscino My name is Deepak . I am MD, Internal medicine. I am from New Jersey.... Read more »

Amplicor viral load test - all subtypes detected?

Dear Doctor Holodniy,Does the HIV viral load by Amplicor detect most subtypes of HIV-l? Also, do... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test Sites Testing Issues for Specific Populations ... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which detects the virus directly. The RNA test can give results very early in HIV infection, but is more costly... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse transcriptase enzyme from working. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This step has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets inserted into an infected cell's... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...CXCR4co-receptor. This allows the virus to join with the CD4 cell in a processcalled fusion. After fusion, HIV releases its RNA (genetic material) andenzymes (proteins that cause chemical reactions) into the CD4 cell. Reverse... Read more »
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What the F%&# is it if not HIV?????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...testing. However it is also my understanding that the standard ELISA test used is very reliable for diagnosing HIV-1, Group M (all subtypes) infections but may not detect HIV-1 group O or Group N infections and standard PCR RNA testing is only... Read more »

RNA testing & different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...under 400. I know this is geared to pick up clade B and not the others. What are the odds that I could have picked up a weird subtype here in the US? Does anyone know the stats on subtypes here in the US? Exposure was years ago!! Thanks... Read more »

To Worried2002 or anyone knows the answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What other assays are available to detect the presence of virus in a hiv-positive patient beside PCR-RNA, P24 antigen and bDNA? Any advice will be appreciated. Read more »

Please help...Roche RNA 1.0

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Please someone help me. I had my doc run a RNA and the stupid lab ran an older version of Roche RNA 1.0. It came back undetecable under 400. Does anyone know if this thing Read more »