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6 Months Hiv Viral Load Test

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Is viral load test after two monthes is good enough to diagonose hiv

and which one is the best DNA PCR or RNA PCR or NASB?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It would be, but viral load (RNA tests) is not approved for diagnosis. DNA PCR is probably better.Mh... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City's Refusal to Use Viral Load Testing for HIV Diagnosis Will Not Prevent Infections, Opinion Piece Says

Despite the availability of a "reliable method to detect [the] initial phase" of HIV infection -- which is when the amount of HIV in the bloodstream, or the viral load, is highest -- most health care providers and the New York City government do not... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Hypersensitivity Test for Ziagen Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

As a person with HIV, having your viral load tested will likely be an importantpart of your plan to stay healthy. You will have the test done regularly,and it will be one of several factorsyou and your doctor will look at whendeciding how to... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Viral Load Tests

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Understanding Your Labs forum or Choosing Your Meds forum ! Viral Load Basics | Viral Load Test Results | Viral Load and HIV Treatment | Viral Load "Blips" | Viral Load and HIV Transmission Viral... Read more »
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VIRAL LOAD TESTS VS ELISA

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
"The test can be used for diagnosis, because it can detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection." If the antibody test can be... Read more »

DNA PCR Vs Viral Load test

Posted by sunkyst, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the difference between a HIV DNA PCR test versus a viral load test that's performed on someone already confirmed positive, obviously one is about detecting the virus and the other how much but are the methods used essentially the... Read more »

another ?--viral load testing

Posted by anxious, 1 Reply
following my pre-seminal fluid post, i was just wondering about the viral load test. i think its the "pcr" test you guys keep referring to on here. well, being as anxious as i am for a result... what are the stats on this test? how conclusive is... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old
hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies
hiv viral load <400. would your viral load be over 400 after 6 months exposure? Read more »