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HIV RNA Absence Of Antibodies

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PCR RNA / Antibodies

Hi doc.Have read that a person can have PCR RNA test result < 50 copies / ml. and still be HIV Positive.If this is a result for the immune system's ability to control viral replication - would this meen that immune system when "fighting...
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
There are a few people who have viral loads of < 50/ml, in the absence of therapy. They would indeed by people who had good immunologic control of the virus (antibodies and cytotoxic T cells). Although people keep hoping to find these cases, I... Read more »


hello doctor,i am a student of prophetic medicine.i research on the cure of hiv/aids.i request your... Read more »


hi doctor,1. recent diagnostic reports of a previously diagnosed (4 years back) confirm hiv+... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Absence of "Frank Talk" About HIV/AIDS Hurts Black Women in Washington, D.C., Opinion Piece Says

"If ever there was a case for unvarnished sex education in public schools, the ongoing AIDS epidemic in black America ought to be it," columnist Courtland Milloy writes in a Washington Post opinion piece, adding, "[H]ow can we teach [HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Obama's Absence at AIDS 2012 Gains Attention of Activists, Bloomberg Reports

Noting that President Barack Obama's "only presence [at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012)] is a 50-second cameo in a three-minute video welcoming delegates," Bloomberg reports that his "absence ... has activists talking." The news... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Prime Ministers Absence "Breaks Heart" of Organizer

An organizer of the 16th International AIDS Conference said he is "disappointed" by the conspicuous absence of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper from the summit's start yesterday in Toronto. "HIV is one of the worst enemies we have on this... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

The New York Times on Friday examined an HIV blood test, which seeks out bits of the virus' RNA and can identify infections during the acute or primary phase. Standard rapid tests, which detect HIV antibodies, can provide immediate results but... Read more »
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Difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know the difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Are these tests accurate? Any false negative or false positive results? Are they worth taking to evaluate early HIV infection when possible early HIV infection symptoms are present?

I... Read more »


Posted by okki, 1 Reply
HELLO,I wonder if any of you have information about the hiv RNA qualitative test.The laboratory where i live offer this test.Ihave heard a lot of information about the HIV RNA quantitative Viral load and Hiv Dna qualitative test,but the HIV RNA... Read more »

Undetected HIV-1 RNA,PCR at 17 weeks

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
hiya all i have the results of my 17 close to 18 weeks results of a PCR RNA for HIV-1 and it was undetected testing was done by COBAS AmpliPrep (Roche Molecular systems) qualification range of this assay is 48 to 10,000.000 copies i also went to a... Read more »

hiv rna test

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
I heard it looks for hiv in your blood, if the health dept thought you was too have any stds , dont they have to tell you so you dont spread it to next person . thanks,

Does Hiv Rna cuts the window period Read more »