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Will Western Blot Detect Hiv 2

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history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never tested pos for hiv 1 or hiv 2 or western blot . in 2005 i had a pneumocystis carinii pneumonia i was also tested and tested neg for hiv . i was ok after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...detected no evidence of HIV infection. Serologic tests for antibodies to HIV types 1 and 2, recombinant HIV-1 Anticore EIA, Western blot assays and peripheral-blood mononuclear cell cultures remain negative, as do serial PCR assays for HIV... Read more »

Indeterminate HIV Western Blot Test

Dr. Frascino:I tested positive about 10 years ago when I was treated for non-pcp pneumonia. At... Read more »

Dr Robert is an Hiv WesternBlot (ELISA versus WESTERN BLOT tests for diagnostic screening)

Dr Robert is an Hiv Western Blot alot better then reg HIv 1/2 Elisa. Yeah I had My Dr run them both... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2

...infection (such as an HIV-associated opportunisticinfection) but whose HIV-1 test result is not positive People for whom HIV-1 Western blot exhibits the unusual indeterminate test band pattern of gag (p55, p24, or p17) plus pol (p66, p51, or... 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

...to the chemical compounds that make up the genetic material in the virus. The new FDA-approved test detects nucleic acid from HIV-2 and from HIV-1 Group O. HIV-2 infections and HIV-1 Group O infections are predominantly found on the African... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...become more widely available to other test sites. The detuned test, which is used only after HIV antibodies are confirmed by a Western Blot test , can determine if the HIV infection is recent (within the last six months), which may be useful... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

First HIV-2 Infection of a Japanese Confirmed

...Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has notified prefectures, hospitals and health centers to be aware of the possible spread of HIV-2 following the first such case report involving a Japanese man. The ministry, which received the report last... Read more »
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Western Blot Test

Posted by yes1, 4 Replies
...What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

HIV2 window update?

Posted by still_have_hope, 1 Reply
Hi I had risky encounter with someone who had confirmed HIV2 I would like to know if 1 HIV duo combo is conclusive for HIV2 after 90 days or is the window periodlonger for HIV2? 2 is p24 antigen (i took first test after 25days) only for HIV1... Read more »

HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...fransisco so I went to a HIV clinic in the Castro District, (primaraly homosexual high risk area), and I asked to be tested for HIV 2. The clinic that I went to is affiliated with UCSF a huge meca for HIV research. The councler told me that he... Read more »

Need HIV 2 testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...test facility. All tests have been negative and I assume that these tests are just for HIV 1 with little chance of detecting HIV 2. I have had some strange things happening with me lately. One of them are some lesions appearing on my leg and... Read more »