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West Africa Subtype Elisa Test

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testing for N or O

hi doc, Is there a reliable screening test for HIV group N or O? Need help to rule out hiv 0 or N. how should i test for it. also is there a pcr test that would pick it up. thank you. from connectiuct
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Senegal, and Togo). Group N cases have been almost exclusively from Cameroon. Group O cases can be diagnosed with most current ELISA tests, but antibody titers may be variable. I have not seen results from any commercially available test kit... Read more »

Questions from a Male Heterosexual "circulating (recombinant forms, CRF A/E, HIV subtypes)

I am a male heterosexual with multiple partners. These women vary in sexual histories, with some of... Read more »

$100 donation soon to be father needs closure please help

hello doc i write you once again because lately i have been getting very conflicting info i went... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...results, the test has usually been done two or more times. The first test is called an "EIA" or "ELISA" test. Before a positive ELISA test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a "Western Blot". This is why home test kits... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral Load? The viral load test measures the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...HIV+ and later changed she was joking she is HIV-. Is the Elisa (elecsys) for HIV 1 and 2 able to detect antibodies to all subtypes for HIV 1 and 2? Is the QL DNA PCR able detect genetic material for all subtypes for HIV 1. Since i cant not... Read more »

What do yo mean?!?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...detect Sybtype B more than other strains thinks. Whats wrong with your goverment?!? I can say this, sweden have generally all subtypes in the country thats exists and that why we are using HIV 1/2 tests that also detects o strain even if this... Read more »

Worried2000 OR ANYONE?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Someone posted this on I thought USA tests pick up non b subtypes. Apparently, unless you use a Elisa with recombinant proteins(which most US labs dont apparently) than if you have a non-b subtype, Read more »

Lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Ok, last March I slept with a x-boyfriend who I consider to be high risk. About a month later I started to have sore lymph nodes in my groin, underarms and now my neck. I have been tested for HIV 4 times since then and they have all turned out to... Read more »