The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Understanding Your LabsUnderstanding Your Labs
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Is a viral load test (RNA PCR) up till 40 plates over than two monthes later be compared to six monthes ELISA?

Jul 21, 1999

Is a viral load test (RNA PCR) up till 40 plates a little over than two monthes after the suspected event could be compared to six monthes ELISA? Does that mean around 99% security that a person is negative? Normally a viral load should be in the thousands in an ARS period unless the virus hides in the cells (would a DNA detect it than?) and how often can that happen? Is that true you personally only know two cases like that and one is the 13th month man?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The comparative study you are asking for has really not been done. You are correct about the viral load numbers and the 2 cases. MH

How more reliable is a DNA PCR compared to RNA PCR measuring up till the same virus load?
PEP and PCR Testing - Any effect?

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint