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Test To Detect The Presence Of Hiv Type 1 And 2

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Life span with infection of both types(HIV 1 and 2).

Consider a person who is infected with both HIV virus types (1 and 2 ) or only with HIV-2 .As most of the medicines are targetted for HIV-1 type,Do u think that person can have a normal life span( or at least 20 years) if his infection is detected...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...well within expectations (depending on your current age and other health conditions). Many of our medications will trteat both types and the same principles that apply to one apply to the other.Best,Joe Read more »

vircoTYPE HIV-1

With the advice of a peer to bring this to the EXPERTS, here it goes. I had complete resistance... Read more »

Some HIV 1-2 EIA is not detected subtypes(O and M types)

Dear Dr. Mark.I m medical student.Some HIV 1-2 EIA is not detected subtypes(HIV-1 O and M type and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 in a Prospective Cohort of HIV-Negative Gay Men: The Health in Men Study

...researchers examined the risk factors for prevalent and incident HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections in a community-based cohort of 1,427 HIV-negative gay men in Australia. At baseline, HSV-1 and -2 prevalences were, respectively, 75 percent and 23... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...inexpensive and very sensitive for detecting the presence of HIV antibodies. In most cases, a blood sample is tested, but other types of ELISAs that use saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most... 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

...On December 30, 2008, FDA approved the first nucleic acid test (NAT) that screens for the presence of two divergent types of HIV in donated blood plasma and human tissue. Nucleic acid is the term commonly used to refer to the chemical compounds... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...also may call the local health department to find out what sterilization procedures are in place in the local area for these types of establishments. Visit the CDC Web site for links to the 50 U.S. state health departments . Can HIV be... Read more »
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vircoTYPE HIV-1

Posted by MRoss, 1 Reply
...and remain on Zerit. Want to get off the Zerit as directly linked to dystrophy. According to the report from last Geno / Pheno typing Resistant to Emtriva, Viramune, Sustiva. Seems as though one need to have exceptional interpertation skills. Ask... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...concentration. The antigen sandwich ELISA is considered the most sensitive screening method, given its ability to detect all isotypes of antibody (including IgM).(2) One disadvantage of this method is the relatively large volume (150 l) of sample... Read more »

Home Testing

Posted by Trophy
...infected. However, concerns have been raised about whether a doctor or counselor should be nearby when people find out they are HIV-positive. If approved, the test would become the first FDA-approved test that a person can take without the... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »