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Does Blood Plasma Transmit HIV

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Testing for HIV in places other than plasma.

Dr. Bob,Since 2003, I have had 11 total HIV tests, all negative and these were various kinds of tests. Yet since Sept of 2009, I've been gradually losing weight in my legs, and even my shoes aren't fitting the same. Yet nothing shows up on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello M,You're wondering if I've ever seen someone with 11 negative HIV tests over a period of seven years turn out to be HIV infected. The answer is an emphatic and unqualified no!M, whatever is causing Read more »

Need help - Feb 16, 2009 - USING HIV RNA PLASMA VIRAL LOAD

Doctor!! Greetings!!I am really very sorry for the late reply..This is with respect to the Question... Read more »

2nd Time, Blood Plasma Transfusion

Hi there Dr Bob, Sorry for being such a pain in the ass, I know you are busy and I realy do... Read more »
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Poster Session 22339: A Comparison Between Seminal Plasma RNA and Blood Plasma RNA in HIV+ Men Who Receive Either Zidovudine (ZDV) Plus Lamuvidine (3TC) or ZDV Plus 3TC Plus Indinavir

...around 3.5 logs and 4.8 logs respectively. Semen plasma HIV levels could be measured down to the 1000 copies/mL level, while blood plasma was measured to the 400 copies/mL level. After 24 weeks of treatment, semen HIV levels were below... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves Bayer, Roche HIV Tests for Use on Blood Plasma, Organs

... FDA has approved HIV tests made by Bayer and Roche that are able to detect the virus in blood plasma, Bloomberg News/New York Times reports ( Bloomberg News/New York Times , 3/3). Blood plasma is used in many protein-based Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Marion County, Ind., Officials Charge Five People With Knowingly Selling Their HIV-Positive Blood Plasma

...Officials in Marion County, Ind., on Thursday charged five people with allegedly selling their blood plasma despite knowledge of their HIV-positive status -- the first such cases in the county, the Indianapolis Star reports. The Read more »
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Potentially Infectious Levels of Intermittent HIV Shedding Can Occur in Seminal Fluid Despite Years of Suppressive HAART, Research Suggests

...seminal compartment and we did not find any drug resistance present. We also measured levels of antiretroviral drugs in both blood plasma and seminal plasma and, as she indicated, we did see quite a differential in the penetration of drugs.... Read more »
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NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...infection was confirmed by means of gradual Western blot positivity. His CD4+ lymphocyte count was 399 109 cells/L, and his plasma level of HIV type 1 (HIV-1) RNA was 503,200 copies/mL. Alanine aminotransferase activity was slightly elevated. No... Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...woman who has HIV can pass it on to her unborn or breast feeding baby. Those carrying the HIV virus should not donate blood, plasma, semen, body organs, or other tissue. You should choose a doctor to monitor the progression of HIV in your body,... Read more »

For anyone worried about false negative results.

Posted by JOHN_IN_LONDON, 2 Replies
...PERT assay for plasma RNA HIV-1 A new assay, called the product-enhanced reverse transcriptase (PERT) assay, provides a more accurate method of detecting Read more »

To gman about post below

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My post below named knowledge needed is not about late seroconversion, but about the virus being in your system and being missed by the ELISA. I agree totally that if it is your system the test will pick it up but i needed to know if there is any... Read more »