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The Amplicor HIV-1 Monitor Test

Why does Roche Diagnostic Systems, the designer of the Viral Load Test Kit, have the following disclaimer on their product?: "The Amplicor HIV-1 Monitor (viral load) test is not intended to be used as a screening test for HIV or as a...
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
The key to your question is "treatment decisions". This implies people are HIV antibody positive, with detectable viral loads, and require treatment for their HIV infection. That is what Roche has US FDA approval for, not diagnosis of HIV... Read more »

how reliaiable is the AMPLICOR HIV 1 for C clade?

Hello and thanks for your expertise and time.I am infected with a non subtype B clade of HIV I,... Read more »

Amplicor viral load test - all subtypes detected?

Dear Doctor Holodniy,Does the HIV viral load by Amplicor detect most subtypes of HIV-l? Also, do... Read more »
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Caring for the (Near) Majority: Addressing the Needs of Older Adults With HIV

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