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I need to speak with a doctor that knows about hiv please

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I need to speak with a doctor that knows about hiv please regarding group o testing

Hello! My name is Dr.Ehtisham. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply momentarily.

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Will rapid tests detect group o hiv

Actually O is just the subtype of HIV 1 so only if HIV-1 is positive then typing can be considered

In routine test like rapid test they only check for HIV 1 and 2

Please do let me know if you have any other question

 

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Ok so the test will detect subtype o?

Yes if someone turn positive for HIV then sub-typing can be done

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Thanks doctor so all the antibodies to hiv-1 are the same?

Yes and only if HIV 1 is positive then typing can be done

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Ok thanks so why do some tests not detect subtype o if the antibodies are the same?

It is only done if required and someone has a positive test for HIV

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Ok Thankyou

You are welcome

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