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RNA Undetectable Before Antibodies Develop

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Undetectable RNA PCR

Hello doctor. Can you tell me if it would be possible to have an undetectable viral load (RNA PCR <400 copies)3 months after possible exposure, if one had experienced ARS within days of exposure, but has still notseroconverted? In other words,...
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's possible. The natural history after ARS is still evolving. HIV infection is controlled by both cellular immunity (primarily CD4, CD8, dendritic, and macrophage cells) and B cells which produce antibodies. Some people have more efficient... Read more »

Antibody +ve, RNA -ve

I was found to have HIV positive antibodies in May 2010. My last possible exposure was July 2009... Read more »

POSITIVE HIV 1 ANTIBODY TEST BUT NO RNA FOUND IN PCR TEST

DEAR Dr.,MY TEST IS POSITIVE FOR HIV 1 ANTIBODY BUT NO RNA FOUND IN PCR TEST (USING REAL TIME PCR... Read more »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anti-HIV Antibodies May Spur AIDS Vaccine Development

According to Barton Haynes, director of the Duke University Human Vaccine Institute at Duke University School of Medicine, Duke researchers may have discovered how to stimulate production of "broadly neutralizing" antibodies, which could lead to the... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Circulating Memory T Follicular Helper Cells Correlate With the Development of Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Responses Against HIV

A study published on September 12th by the journal Immunity ties together two emerging areas of HIV vaccine research. In recent years, scientists have discovered that a small proportion of chronically infected individuals develop antibody... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antibodies Present in Long-Term HIV Survivors Could Contribute to Vaccine Development, Study Says

HIV-positive people who do not develop AIDS and do not require antiretroviral medication could provide insight for new strategies in vaccine development, according to a study published Sunday in the journal Nature , London's Independent ... Read more »
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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 »

RNA PCR test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can anybody tell me if a RNA PCR qualitative test is reliable ? - I got a negative EIS test at 7 week but my doctor told me that antibodies take time to show up, depending on many factors and that the RNA test is the only reliable one to check for... Read more »

To Zoom42 RNA vs DNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Zoom,

Before I begin, please understand I'm not a doctor or scientist. I'm someone who unfortunately has an
OCD issue with an exposure I had. The good thing about it is, I've spent a lot of time researching
every aspect of testing, from phone... Read more »

JOCKO's TEST - ELIZA NEG ... HIV/RNA - waiting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello folks ..... I stayed home from work today, hoping to get all of my test results back. My antibody test (at just over 8 weeks) was negative. Unfortunately, the results of the PCR have not come back as of yet. The neg. Eliza at 58 days adds a... Read more »