|PCR DNA or BDNA to find hiv virus?
Jun 12, 2011
What test is better to find hiv virus PCR DNA or bdna? because doctors think I might have advance hiv but IM not producing antibodies of hiv 1 or hiv 2 but have all the symtoms of advance hiv with my cd4 counts going down quickly. And can a person with end stage advance hiv not produce a viral load in RNA?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Either test should be fine. It would extremely unusual to have advanced HIV infection (in the absence of HIV treatment) and not have a detectable viral load.
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