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Can A Biopsy Detect Hiv

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Can a biopsy of the lymph nodes detect HIV?

Can a simple biopsy of the lymph nodes detect the HIV virus? If so, how likely is it that a health care professional/doctor would see this on a test? Thanks....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The answer to your question is really "yes and no". HIV causes very distinct changes in lymph nodes, but these changes can be seen as a result of other conditions. So a pathologist, who is skilled in the art of looking at lymph nodes,... Read more »

Can detect HIV by lymph node biopsy?

Dear Dr, Although someone everask similar question, but don't get dirctly answer from you.... Read more »

Is HIV- antibodies the best test to detect HIV+? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2010) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2010)

I have a friend of mind who hasn't taken any medications for HIV since 2006 and has maintained... Read more »
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Rapid Drop in Mitochondria in Fat Biopsies Within Four Weeks of d4T Use

A study by Menezes and colleagues from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, published in HIV Medicine , was stopped by the DSMB due to the negative impact of d4T (stavudine) on mitochondria after only four weeks of use. 1 This was... Read more »
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Liver Biopsy

What Is a Biopsy? Why Do a Biopsy? How Is a Biopsy Performed? How Are the Results of a Biopsy Reported? How Are the Results Used? What Are the Side Effects of a Biopsy? After the Biopsy What Is a Biopsy? A biopsy is the analysis... Read more »
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Risk-Based Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing Fails to Detect the Majority of HIV-Infected Persons in Medical Care Settings

In order to assess opportunities for early HIV diagnosis in a comprehensive public health care system, the researchers undertook a retrospective review of patients newly diagnosed with HIV from September 2001 to December 2003. Of 348 patients newly... Read more »
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California: Program Offers Free Early-Detection HIV Test

A more accurate HIV test is now being offered for free at three San Diego-area locations thanks to a joint research effort by the University of California-San Diego's Antiviral Research Center (ARC) and San Diego County's Health and Human Services... Read more »
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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2?

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can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a normal urinalysis?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
can you detect HIV w/ a normal urinalysis just like what you take in school check ups? pls answer. Read more »