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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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HIV Early Detection Test (including HIV 1 DNA PCR)

Dr. Wohl,What are the limitations of a non-reactive Qualitative DNA PCR test taken a year after exposure? It was part of an STD Early Detection panel that also included standard antibody tests for HIV 1/2, HCV and HIV, which were all non-reactive....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I suspect you may be mixing up the DNA and RNA tests. The RNA tests are much more commonly done and are excellent. Negative antibody and RNA or DNA testing means you are not HIV infected.DW... Read more »

Early HIV detection test done at 33 days

Hello Dr.Wohl ,I had an unprotected sex with a female co-worker(vaginal) . I have taken the early hiv test by lab corp and the results came negative. HIV DNA, PCR/HIV Ab 01 HIV−DNA by PCR 01...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Mark, Did you have HIV RNA or DNA testing done? Either way the tests show no evidence of HIV infection. They are reliable and would be positive within a couple weeks of infection. Shingles would not be expected to happen as a manifestation of... Read more »

early detection of hiv in mother & child

how early we detect mother to child hiv transmission & by which method?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If a baby becomes infected during the pregnancy, then they will test positive at birth by HIV DNA PCR or HIV RNA PCR.If infected around the time of labor and delivery, then they will typically test positive within 2 weeks by HIV DNA or RNA PCR. The... Read more »

Usefulness of pcr's for early detection

Dear Doctor, I went through a very long acute viral syndrome with many symptoms. During that time three PCR'S showed that I was undetectable <400 copies at one, two, and three months. Then, the cd4 count fell by 40% in one week and I am now...
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 is not a good reason for why the PCR tests were negative during acute infection. A plasma viral load test or DNA PCR test from blood cells should be positive within a few days to a couple of weeks after infection. The PCR test could have been... Read more »
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Early Detection???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
How early can HIV be detected? I was exposed about three weeks ago, is there a test for that time period?

--Fallenangel

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Early Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the best test for Viral Test for detecting Subtypes in Acute HIV infection. bDNA, Proviral DNA ?
Any insite on this would be appreciated. Thank you

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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

Early signs of Hiv Infection

Posted by greatday77, 2 Replies
I have a question that im sure alot of people want to ask, If Infected with the Hiv Virus when can you expect to have early signs/Symptoms of infection Many websites Say you would have ars 2-4 weeks after infection , Other websites say 6 weeks. Also... Read more »