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Will NAAT Find Any Subtype

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HIV and rare SubTypes

Hi ShannonHope you are well. I am really worried about what is wrong with me. I has a possible exposure 5 year ago (2007)and have had numerous hiv rapid tests done, 4th gen abbott testing (think this is by Elisa), Naat Testing after 6 months from...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAll your test show that you are negative. What the HIV test is picking up is your bodies antibodies against HIV no matter which strain you have the test will pick this up. Also the additional testing of the PCR is measuring viral load and that was... Read more »

Window Period for NAAT test

Hello, I had a NAAT test done for HIV and chlamydia, as well as all other STD's, 8 weeks post... Read more »

Naat test

Hello, I had a HIV naat test done at 8 weeks post possible exposure and a antibody test at 9... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Recombination Dynamics in Case of MDR HIV Sub-Type D Following Superinfection With Wild-Type HIV Sub-Type B

While research into reinfection is largely driven by expanding number of case studies, Koning and colleagues from the UK described the dynamics of reinfection with wild-type virus, using single genome sequencing (SGS) in both plasma and semen... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evidence for Onward Transmission of HIV-1 Non-B Subtype Strains in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom and other European countries, an increasing proportion of new HIV diagnoses involve non-B subtype infections. These are found chiefly among black Africans infected through heterosexual sex in sub-Saharan Africa. In the current... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-1 Subtype Linked to Transmission in Argentina

There appear to be two HIV-1 epidemics in Argentina: one in heterosexuals and IV drug users and another in gay men, scientists announced in Havana on April 9 at the Second Forum on HIV/AIDS/STD in Latin America and the Caribbean. Biologist Mara de... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PLoS Medicine, Journal of Infectious Diseases Articles on HIV/AIDS, Global Health Issues; Uncommon HIV Subtypes in Minnesota; 2005 Gates Award for Global Health

PLoS Medicine : The May 31 issue of the journal includes several articles and studies on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues, including "HIV Epidemiology in Africa: Weak Variables and Tendentiousness Generate Wobbly Conclusions ," "The... Read more »
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Naat test result

Posted by worriedwellback, 1 Reply

I tested negative with NAAT test which I took 5 week after possible exposure. Do I need another antibody test at 3 month mark? Read more »

possible NAAT result?

Posted by brokenwing, 1 Reply
from reading of posts i realized that i have also put myself at risk by doing unprotected insertive anal at the bathhouse on the same day that i fingered an ass. i was so scared witless and so focused on the small cut on my finger when i got sick... Read more »


Posted by nomoreworry4me
antibodies to HIV
1 - 3 months
blood, oral, rapid
1 week, 20 minutes for rapid
Looks for....................
Window period...........
Options for testing......
Wait time for results....
RNA/PCR/NAAT Test Antibody Test
There are several ways to test for HIV.
Th... Read more »

Does virus change subtypes within body?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if you are infected with one subtype, say subtype B, can it evolve into another subtype within your body? I guess the question, once subtype B, always subtype B?

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