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Blood group O and HIV/AIDS

I have heard so many times from friends that when you are Poz and you have blood group O, the results can come out Negative. How true is this? can HIV hide when blood group is O? please explain this to me.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,What you heard "so many times from friends" is absolutely false. HIV doesn't care what blood type you happen to be, just as it doesn't care if you're gay, straight or bi-curious closeted Republican. Read more »

HSV O HIV

Fui diagnosticado recientemente con Herpes simple tipo 1 al encontrarse los anticuerpos en mi... Read more »

Followup to "Mutual j/o with some hiv+ semen present on uncircumcized penis"

Thank you Dr. for the prompt reply to my question. It went a long way defusing my fears, and I will... Read more »
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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 »
The Body

U.S. Senate Nominee Christine O'Donnell on HIV Funding: Less Is More

...masturbation or dabbling in witchcraft . Last week, a C-SPAN video surfaced of her in 1997, talking about government funding for HIV. She says, "A lot of the money that we're spending goes to things we know will not prevent AIDS, but indeed... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PBS' "P.O.V." Airs Film on HIV/AIDS in South Africa

...PBS' " P.O.V. ," a showcase for independent non-fiction films, tonight will air " State of Denial ," which profiles six HIV-positive people in South Africa who encounter "social stigma, a severe lack of access" to HIV/AIDS medications and South... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA OKs Second HIV Donor Screening Test

... The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test, the Abbott Prism HIV O Plus assay, that detects HIV antibodies in donated blood and organs. The test is one of five that run on Abbott's fully automated Read more »
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HIV1?HIV2?HIV-O?HIV-N?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is Read more »

hiv type o

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had a high risk exposure with a west african and am looking for a place I can get teted for hiv type o. My hiv type 1 and 2 tests were negative. does anyone here have any information about this? Thanks so much... Read more »

HIV-1? HIV-2? HIV-O?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is Read more »

hiv transmission w/o vaginal intercourse

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know what the possibility is that one could get HIV if the penis never actually entered the Vagina, but had precum and was placed near the labia and clitoris? Read more »