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What specific test (by name) should I ask my PCP to order for HTLV-I and -II? He has no clue.

What specific test (by name) should
I ask my PCP to order for HTLV-I and -II?  He has no clue.

Antibody test: Infection with both HTLV 1 and 2 can be diagnosed by antibodies to each of the viruses. Most people who have infection with either do not have any disease. Blood centers routinely test blood donors for antibodies to these viruses. See this site for more info. http://www.virology-online.com/viruses/HTLV4.htm ...Read more

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Whar does htlv i/ii antibody w/rflx confirmation test for?

Whar does htlv i/ii antibody w/rflx confirmation test for?

HTLV infection: To check if you have htlv ( human-t cell lymphotropic virus) i/ii infection or not. ...Read more

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Why are there sometimes false readings of htlv i&ii in blood donations?

Why are there sometimes false readings of htlv i&ii in blood donations?

2 types of test: We screen by looking for antibodies; this picks up all the infected individuals but also folks whose antibodies may be due to some past infection. The more specific confirmatory tests are much more expensive but only if they are positive should the blood / person be considered infected. ...Read more

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Is htlv rare in the usa?

Is htlv rare in the usa?

Very Rare: Htlv is present in less than 1% of healthy us blood donors. In endemic areas such as japan and carribean, it can be as high as 15% of the population. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of htlv?

What are the symptoms of htlv?

HTLV-1: Most people have no symptoms and do not get leukemia or myelopathy, but these conditions may develop. ...Read more

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What is htlv 1?

What is htlv 1?

Virus: Htlv-1 is a virus that is associated with leukemia and spinal disorder. Htlv stands of human t-cell lymphotropic virus. See this site for information on this topic. hiv-aids/htlv-type-i-and-type-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Webmd.Com/hiv-aids/htlv-type-i-and-type-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Webmd.Com/hiv-aids/htlv-type-i-and-type-ii. ...Read more

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What is the association between HIV and htlv?

What is the association between HIV and htlv?

Retroviruses: Both are retroviruses but have distinct methods of transmission and patterns of disease. ...Read more

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What's the window period for htlv and the best test to get?

What's the window period for htlv and the best test to get?

...: The time from infection to seroconversion (i.e. Development of antibodies) can vary from 1-2 months. There is no "gold standard" for the diagnosis of htlv. The primary test for htlv infection is detection of the presence of antibody. A combination of a screening enzyme immunoassay (eia) followed by a confirmatory western blot (WB) is a common approach. ...Read more

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How is htlv 3 and htlv 4 transmitted? Are they in the usa? Are they a cause of aids?

How is htlv 3 and htlv 4 transmitted? Are they in the usa? Are they a cause of aids?

No, not cause ofAIDS: Htlv 3&4 are rather newly discovered viruses. They were discovered in men hunting monkeys in africa and may be related to the consumption of bush meat. We do not know much about these viruses yet. They are not common in the us. They are in the same family of viruses (retroviruses) as human immunodeficiency virus, which is the virus which causes aids. ...Read more