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Does Pcr Test Only Detect Early Infection

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HIV RNA Test/HIV DNA PCR Test

Dr Brook, to one of your answers dated 28 October 2001, DNA PCR Test while Pregnant you said that the HIV RNA test is more sensitive than the HIV DNA PCR test for detecting early infection if you are not taking antiretrovirals. Now does this mean...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Once an adult individual is infected with HIV and is antibody positive, the use of antiretrovirals for treatment will not cause the ELISA test for HIV antibody to become negative. BJ Read more »

DNAPCR test while Pregnant

DR. Brooks, what is your opinion of the accuracy of a Qualatitive DNA PCR test at 30 days. I am... Read more »

PCR TESTING

HiHow accurate is a PCR test and Elisa done at the same time and would being on PEP (combivir)... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (DNA-PCR) 2. Plasma HIV RNA Assays III. Monitoring Tests A. Lymphocyte Analysis ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...the branched-chain DNA test ( bDNA ), is made by a company called Chiron (pronounced "KAI-ron"). The reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR (commonly called the PCR ) test is made by Roche (pronounced "RO-sh").... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations -- HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations for Clinicians Regarding 2009 H1N1 Influenza

...influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) and direct immunofluorescence assays (DFAs) are lower than real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) tests and viral culture. A negative RIDT or DFA result does not rule out influenza... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
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am i infected here's my story ...please help..

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...he also said that he's been a professional for over 30 years and has never seen a person with hiv develop skin problems at an early stage specially after two and a half months..im currently waiting for the 13 week period mark to get tested again... Read more »

What type of PCR tests are done in the USA?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Molecular detection of human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection among commercial sex workers using the polymerase chain reaction in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1996 Nov;25(6):831-6. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/97207755 Goh CL; Chan... Read more »

PCR Test Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What exactly is PCR test and where can I get it done? Can it be done annonymously? How reliable is this test? I had heard that it produces a lot Read more »

HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...http://www.acponline.org/journals/annals/15apr98/biohiv.htm. ?We observed that clade A strains [of HIV] were not detected by RT-PCR [Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction] and that clade G-strains were not detected by NASBA [Nucleic... Read more »