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Accuracy Rna Hiv Tests

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RNA testing in conjunction with HIV test

Hello Dr. Bob,I would really appreciate it if you could help me. I have had tests done at six and weeks post possible exposure for HIV. Both tests are negative. I understand this window is more definitive at 12 weeks. However, I also had an RNA test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your "undetectable" quantitative RNA plasma viral load test is very encouraging. However, PCR RNA tests are not recommended for routine HIV screening. (See below.)Dr. Read more »

Differences/Accuracy of HIV testing

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thanks for taking the time to answer questions. I have 2 different questions for... Read more »

RNA accuracy if not a false positive...

Hi Bob, I have tremendous respect for the work you do and the honest appraisal you give to all... Read more »
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Glossary

...within a person is able to reproduce itself even if the person is taking medications designed to keep it from doing so. Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) A nucleic acid, found mostly in the cytoplasm of cells, important in the synthesis of proteins.... Read more »
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What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... 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 »

Not 100% confident on 13 and 17 week negatives

Posted by Impossible, 2 Replies
...especially if you never had an acute illness that resembled ARS then you can pretty much bank on your 3 month negative anti-HIV test. The thing is if your actually infected and by horrible luck you fall in that 1-3% of people who haven't tested... Read more »

RNA/PCR/NAAT Test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...period........... Options for testing...... Wait time for results.... RNA/PCR/NAAT Test Antibody Test There are several ways to test for HIV. The most standard HIV tests don?t look for the actual virus but rather antibodies to the virus. RNA... Read more »

hiv rna / nat testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
does this test cuts the window period , I took this type of test out too 19 months neg not detected and neg elisa and wb's. thanks god bless Read more »