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Accuracy Detection Rna Dna Hiv Tests

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dna hiv test

HIV + Male At my CD4 was 1400 and viral load after about 6 months, my CD4 is still around 1400 and viral load is undetectable. would i have a dectable hiv dna?
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
Yes you would. Read more »

HIV-1 DNA by PCR test and HIV-1 Abs test

Hi, I took the tests above on the 36th day after exposure. Both tests came negative, (I'm not in... Read more »

PCR/DNA testing for HIV & Oral Sex Question

Dear Dr. Frascino - What is your opinion of the PCR/DNA testing for HIV? I read where a person can... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
The Body

Glossary

...sicker patients generally have more virus than those with less advanced disease. A sensitive, rapid test -- called the viral load test for HIV-1 infection -- can be used to monitor the HIV viral burden. This procedure helps clinicians to decide... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

question please answer..

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
...negative, now will any of these test pick up these other weird strains or subtypes of hiv or do i have to ask for an specific hiv test that will pick these up, i just wanna make sure i can officially rule out hiv as my problem even though my... Read more »

Reliability of PCR test

Posted by tb75, 2 Replies
I was hoping that someone could attest to the reliability of the HIV PCR test at 3 weeks. I got tested at 22 days and it was negative, but I have seen conflicting reports as to the ability for the PCR to determine whether a person is positive or... Read more »

neg. test=hiv neg.?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...months and 1 year, but have a lot of symptoms every day. Its the hell. In the light of my symptoms- need I more tests??? (pcr-dna was neg. after 7 months) PLEASE HELP. How often people never have detectable antibodies, but infected? Thank you Read more »