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Can A Urine Sample Detect Hiv

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Viral Load Results (HIV-1 RNA was not detected in this sample)

Dear Dr. Holodniy: I am confused by my most recent viral load results. In the past, they have usually said something like "HIV-1 RNA was detected in this sample at a level <50 copies/mL" but the results this time say "HIV-1 RNA was...
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
Well they appear to be getting away with stating that the viral load is zero when the FDA approved lower limit of detection is 40 copies/mL. It is possible to extrapolate results below 40 copies and come up with a number. It is extremely difficult... Read more »

Can Truvada or Isentress cause diluted urine samples

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Blood in urine samples

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraSure Acquires License to Use Rapid Test to Detect HIV-2 in Oral Samples

Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies on Monday announced it has acquired the rights to use its OraQuick Rapid HIV-1/2 Test to detect HIV-2 in oral samples, the Allentown Morning Call reports (Kennedy, Allentown Morning Call , 6/22). ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Two Methods of Self-Sampling Compared to Clinician Sampling to Detect Reproductive Tract Infections in Gugulethu, South Africa

The researchers conducted the current study to assess the validity, feasibility and acceptability of two methods of self-sampling compared to clinician sampling during a speculum examination. Their goal was to improve screening for reproductive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blind Sampling Is Superior to Anoscope Guided Sampling for Screening for Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia

The authors compared anal cytology smears, either those collected "blind" (swab inserted 4 cm into anal canal and rotated) or guided through an anoscope (transformation zone visualized and then sampled) in terms of patient acceptability and sample... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

HIV Viral Load in Semen Can Differ in Two Samples Provided Within One Hour

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . NAM aidsmap reported on a study of HIV viral load in semen of men taking long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART suppresses viral load in blood and semen. An undetectable viral load in blood reduces... Read more »
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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 »

Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I need your help. I may be positive for HIV (waiting on results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely do... Read more »

How does the Navy test HIV samples?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What methods are used, ELISA, PCR, Western Blot, does anyone know for sure???? Read more »