Accuracy Detection Rna Dna Hiv Tests
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Stanford University, School of MedicineThey are not approved for HIV diagnosis. However, based on limited retrospective data, perhaps a slight advantage to plasma RNA testing. This however, is not conclusive.... Read more »
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Utilizing the Internet to Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections: Results of a Survey and Accuracy TestingAcknowledging that searching the World Wide Web for information about sexually transmitted infections is common, the authors carried out the current study to determine which Internet sites offer STI testing and to obtain information about the... Read more »
Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk TestersMy name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyDoes 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?
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Posted by notanonymous, 3 Repliesok, i have tested neg at 5 months past "high-risk" and 10-13 weeks (might as well say 10) since "low-risk" exposure. i have had all kinds of symptoms and eye floaters and sore throat, swollen tonsil still persist. i am at about 11-12 weeks past... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyQuantitative PCR RNA is the viral load test for HIV-1 only, right ?
For Qualitative PCR DNA for HIV-1 and HIV-2, the report format would be 'detectable' or 'not detectable', right ?..or/and would 'strain' of the hiv founded would be reported ?
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi 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 »
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