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mincho
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SOBRE TEST DE HIV...???
      #235591 - 01/23/08 10:11 PM

HOLA PROFESIONALES Y AMIGOS...
ME PODRIAN AYUDAR...
DESPUES DE LA EXPOSICION ME HECHO DOS PRUEBAS..
TOME LA DECISION DE HACERME LAS PRUEBAS MAS QUE TODO POR PREVENCION LA CHICA ERA MI NOVIA...
2 MESES
Y 4 MESES PASADOS AMBAS NEGATIVAS...
PODRE DEJAR DE PENSAR EN ESTE TEMA TAN DEPRIMENTE...
GRACIAS...



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Re: SOBRE TEST DE HIV...??? new
      #235604 - 01/24/08 02:01 AM

sip, olvidate del tema

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Miguellll
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Re: SOBRE TEST DE HIV...??? new
      #235612 - 01/24/08 08:35 AM

Sip, a menos que estes con quimioterapia o algo similar a los 3 meses es definitiva

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Re: SOBRE TEST DE HIV...??? new
      #235686 - 01/26/08 12:43 PM

New Diagnostic Strategies Detect HIV Earlier and
More Effectively Than Ever
June 15, 2004
Contact: Timothy S. McCoy (mccoy@umbi.umd.edu) 410-706-1954

Combination test holds potential to save lives; improve treatment options

BALTIMORE, MD – Researchers at the Institute of Human Virology have developed an ultra-sensitive testing technique that has shown the ability to detect HIV infection earlier than all current methods. This new diagnostic approach combines two existing models and is 25 times more sensitive than the best technology currently available.

“This new ultra-sensitive testing method, known as Real-Time Immuno-PCR, will allow us to detect HIV earlier and at much lower levels,” says Dr. Niel Constantine, a researcher at the IHV who has pioneered diagnostic research for more than two decades.

He currently heads the Laboratory of Viral Diagnostics at the IHV, a center devoted to viral research, most specifically HIV/AIDS and headed by world-renowned Dr. Robert C. Gallo, co-discoverer of the virus that causes AIDS.

Dr. Niel Constantine and Dr. Janet Barletta

Constantine also is Director of the Clinical Immunology Laboratory at the University of Maryland Medical Center and is a professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Findings will be published in the July issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology in an article co-authored by Janet M. Barletta, Ph.D., and Daniel C. Edelman, MS. The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) is a center of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and is affiliated with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical Center.

Utilizing Existing Technology in New Ways

Real-Time Immuno-PCR, a novel method that detects ultra-low levels of proteins, has been applied for the detection of the AIDS virus. Specifically, it detects an inner protein of the virus known as p24, rather than detecting antibodies or viral nucleic acids. “Each virus particle contains about 3,000 molecules of p24 as compared with only two copies of nucleic acid. So there’s a greater amount of target to detect,” says Constantine of the new testing method, which combines the traditional ELISA approach with another method known as PCR (polymerase chain reaction). “It’s an advance over current methods in that we can detect down to the equivalent of two copies of RNA as compared with current methods which have been validated to only 50 copies,” says Dr. Barletta.

The new approach has important implications for both HIV identification and treatment. Traditional testing methods detect HIV about 12 days after infection. Earlier detection could result not only in earlier diagnosis, but in an improved protection of the blood supply and more effective treatment options for patients. “Monitoring HIV infection during anti-retroviral treatment is the standard of care, and better monitoring of virus in the blood can more effectively address the growing trend of drug resistance,” says Dr. Constantine.

In the U.S., HIV patients are living longer and better lives since the introduction of


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