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Hiv 1 Coreceptor Tropism
It is HIV: Hiv is human immunodeficiency virus--type 1 or 2...Does not matter which type...It is transmitted via sexual/vaginal/anal intercourses, needle sticks/sharing, and mom-child transmission during pregnancy/birth (vertical transmission)...Kissing and simple touching does not transmit the disease... ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
What is HIV ab, HIV 1/2, eia with reflexes? I had blood work done. Did they test for antibodies and the virus?
Antibody test HIV: It is a test for the two main types of HIV antibody (ab), types 1 and 2. Eia is the primary test method that is inexpensive, but it occasionally has false positive result, so there is a reflex test (automatic confirmation test) using a more expensive but more trustworthy test (immunoblot) to make very sure that the eia test result really is positive. There is a pcr test to detect HIV itself. ...Read more
HIV testing: Nope. That test is not valid until three to six months after exposure. ...Read more
How could i get tested for HIV 2.I have been tested for HIV 1 all negative..Problem is all glands hurt-neck, arms, groin. I know HIV 2 is prevalent in africa..I did not go to africa..But many people do travel to Africa and come back and have many differen
I got needlestick injury and tested after 6 months for HIV 1/2 quali and result is negative. Should I re-test again?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more