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Atypical Host Response Undetectable RNA

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atypical host response

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

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Undetected HIV-1 RNA,PCR at 17 weeks

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
hiya all i have the results of my 17 close to 18 weeks results of a PCR RNA for HIV-1 and it was undetected testing was done by COBAS AmpliPrep (Roche Molecular systems) qualification range of this assay is 48 to 10,000.000 copies i also went to a... Read more »

Rear undetectable strain, group, CRFs - false negative

Posted by Vasyl, 2 Replies

I read a lot of literature about HIV after my indecent.
Now I made a conclusion I'm infected with some rear HIV strain/group/CRF which tests can't detect.
If you read my story you'll probably see there are too many facts which lead to this... Read more »

RNA PCR test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can anybody tell me if a RNA PCR qualitative test is reliable ? - I got a negative EIS test at 7 week but my doctor told me that antibodies take time to show up, depending on many factors and that the RNA test is the only reliable one to check for... Read more »

RNA testing,

Posted by nomoreworry4me
is RNA testing available? RNA Testing for HIV
RNA testing is available in King County for
all gay, bisexual and other men who have
sex with men (MSM) who test for HIV at
these locations.
STD Clinic at Harborview
Gay City Health Project
Downtown needle... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Atypical Response to Atripla

One month ago My CD4 count was 244 and viral load of 18,000. I started Atripla (haven't missed a dose). I just recieved my first lab results since starting Atripla one month ago. My viral load is down to 630 and CD4 count of 465. These are the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for sharing your story.Yes, I have seen this type of quick early response many times. It is a reflection on your taking your meds as prescribed. Very rapid drops in viral load have been commonly seen with the class of drugs that anchor... Read more »

EIA reactive - WB negative - RNA viral load undetectable

Hi, I am trying to determine the likelihood that i am infected with HIV. I had a first test performed at 2.5 weeks after the initial potential exposure, which came back as follows: The HIV EIA was REACTIVE. The ANTI HIV-1 / WB was NEGATIVE. The...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Henry,Almost certainly your positive EIA was false and you are not HIV infected. The viral load being negative at 7 weeks clinches this for me. If you were infected your virus levels would be sky high at 7 weeks. Complete the testing but I... Read more »


Since my last consultation 6 months ago my CD4 count has gone up 2 only points from 153 to 155.I got this new result yesturday. My last increase was almost 50 points in 6 months. How concerned should I be about such a slow and disappointing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The problem of poor CD4 response despite use of effective antiretroviral therapy that drives the HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels is a vexing and perplexing problem. We still don't completely understand the reason for this... Read more »


Thanks for your comments and information about the possibility that people with undetectable viral might be able to infect HIV negative people and contribute to HIV superinfection, but is there any research revealing the actual numbers of such...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, we do not have reliable information as to how often this phenomenon occurs. As you can probably imagine it is quite challenging to conclusively prove that a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This... Read more »

New Media in Changing the Response to HIV

L-R: Miguel Gomez, Michelle Samplin-Salgado, Todd Park, Deron Perkins, Venton Jones, Ken Williams, Eunice Gnay Namirembe, Oriol Gutierrez, Ingrid Floyd, Susannah Fox. On Monday, July 23, hosted a satellite session at AIDS 2012 on the... Read more »
AIDS United

Seminar on "New Responses to the D.C. HIV/AIDS Epidemic": D.C. Gentrification an Independent Risk Factor for City's Vulnerable Populations

Gregory Pappas, M.D., Ph.D. On Monday, December 3, the D.C. Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) hosted a seminar with Dr. Gregory Pappas, Senior Deputy Director of the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration at the D.C.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Faith-Based Organizations Meet to Discuss HIV/AIDS Response on Sidelines of AIDS 2012

On the sidelines of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), Georgetown University hosted a conference for faith-based organizations and leaders to come together to discuss their efforts to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Washington... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Reveals Link Between Apobec3 Gene and Neutralizing Antibody Response to Retrovirus

Scientists have uncovered new evidence that strengthens the link between a host-cell gene called Apobec3 and the production of neutralizing antibodies to retroviruses. Published in the Sept. 5 issue of Science , the finding adds a new dimension... Read more »