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Can Oraquik Detect The AIDS Virus

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Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test? Read more »

ARS symptoms means virus can be detected?

Posted by jxr
Hi...If you have ARS symptoms two weeks after an unsafe episode and these symptoms are actually a sign of HIV infection, will the PCR test be able to detect the presence of HIV in that short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the... Read more »

Detecting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
They say HIV can hide for along time in some cell i think but i dont know for sure about this info but i was jw even if the virus hides can they still detect it at say 3-6 months or sooner with the elisa test ? and why do some pp take 6 months to... 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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general information about subtype detection

Posted by Anonymous
Do conventional AIDS tests detect all subtypes?

Routine AIDS tests which are currently being used for blood screening and diagnostic purposes detect virtually all subtypes of the human immunodeficiency virus. (Most companies have modified their... Read more »
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can virus load test detect non-B type HIVs?

I have very low CD4 count (234) and HIV symptoms and no HIV and anti-HIV can be detected by six month. I can't make an appointment with HIV doctors because of my negative status. All these tests were requested by me through ID doctor who is not...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The viral load test may not detect non-B virus, but the antibody test would. Many other processes may lower CD4+ lymphocyte counts and it does not sound like HIV is the culprit in your case. Follow up testing directed by the immunologist (or a... Read more »

Virus Load Detectable

I'm devastated, having just returned from my HIV Specialist appt. In Aug 2004 I came down with PCP, was put on different meds, accepted the fact that I have AIDS, recovered and have been taking Atripla for several yrs now with "no...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A low level viral load such as 107 copies/ml is called a viral blip (you can google that to get some other background info). Such blips are seen fairly often and generally do not indicate a loss of viral control but rather a combination of... Read more »

Tested HIV+ and no detectable virus after 11 months

HelloI suspiciously tested positive in August 2000. What I mean by that is that I initially tested "Inconclusive" and then they re-tested me stating they will do another kind of test and when I got that result, they said that I had...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Based upon the description of your testing, your normal CD4+ cell count and undetectable viral load, it is possible that you had a false positive test for HIV. There have been several recent reviews of HIV testing, including an article by my... Read more »

Actual time it takes the virus to be detectable in the blood?

I would like to know the time it take a person who has just been infected with the H.I.V. virus to show up in the blood to be detectable? Is it different from person to person? I've been told it only takes 3 to 6 months for it to show up in an...
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 virus itself can appear in a matter of days. You may be referring to certain HIV antibody tests.... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: City Offers New HIV Testing; Procedure Detects Virus Earlier, Could Identify "Hot Spots" Where It Is Spread

Baltimore's switch from conventional HIV antibody testing to RNA-based testing could help authorities diagnose new cases more quickly, aiding prevention efforts. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the city's health commissioner, said the more sophisticated test... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.C. Researchers Find Cost-Effective Way of Conducting HIV Test That Detects Virus Earlier, Could Reduce Spread of Disease

Researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in collaboration with the North Carolina Division of Public Health on Wednesday announced they have found a cost-effective way to use an improved but expensive HIV test that can detect... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Groups Stress Early Detection

An estimated one-third of Americans who have HIV do not know it, so Michigan-based HIV agencies hope that Friday's National HIV Testing Day helps get out the word that there are many places to be tested quickly, anonymously and free. Statistics... Read more »