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Detection Methods For Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: HIV Detection Varies by Method

The odds of detecting HIV infection in African-American men vary according to the type of testing approach used, according to a new study. CDC recently reported that men who have sex with men accounted for 61 percent of all new HIV infections in... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Screening in Hospital EDs Might Be More Cost Effective Than Other Screening Methods, Study Finds

Conducting routine HIV tests in hospital emergency departments was shown to be cost effective and "welcomed" by many patients, according to a study conducted by researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences ,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

early detection of hiv in mother & child

how early we detect mother to child hiv transmission & by which method?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If a baby becomes infected during the pregnancy, then they will test positive at birth by HIV DNA PCR or HIV RNA PCR.If infected around the time of labor and delivery, then they will typically test positive within 2 weeks by HIV DNA or RNA PCR. The... Read more »

Protease Inhibitors for detecting HIV?

Dear Dr.,Protease Inhibitors is a method for detecting HIV? Is it more sensitive for testing some new strains of HIV than PCR and Elisa methods?Is it expensive? Pls answer, Thanks!...
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
Protease inhibitors are a class of drugs used to treat HIV infection, not to diagnose it.MH... Read more »

Useful HIV testing method

Dr. Kull,Please tell me if there is any HIV testing method which can detect HIV virus even the netx day of infection.Thank you. ...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no testing available that can detect HIV infection the day after exposure. The most reliable testing method available is the HIV antibody test. If you know that you have been exposed to HIV, more agressive treatment and screening methods... Read more »

Manual method of detecting viral load and cd4 count

Hi,Please I need help! What does a cd4 count of 420cells mean using the manual method to detect cd4 count and also a viral load of 3.29 log RNA copies/ml mean in the < 2000 range.Cheers,...
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
I am not sure what the manual method is. But given those numbers, you are in immunologically good shape, and if you are not on treatment, you don't need treatment at this point.... Read more »
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CMIA method

Posted by bug, 1 Reply
Hello ,

I got a lab test for HIV after 6 weeks of exposure but the lab was not using the ELISA method but the CMIA method.
The test was HIV Ag(p24) / HIV Ab (type1 + type 2) CMIA method. The results were negative, I was told by the doctor in the lab... Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

Scietific Abstarct on Winodw Period/Test Methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
(AIDSLINE) Consistent sequential detection of RNA, antigen and antibody in early HIV infection: assessment of the window period.
Int Conf AIDS. 1996 Jul 7-12;11(1):219 (abstract no. Tu.A.153). Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/96921980
Busch M;... Read more »

the method of exposing the immune system .....

Posted by Anonymous
8-14-97 The method of exposing the immune system to parts of HIV
in advanced evolved forms can be made more effective if the
immune system is prepard in advance for this treatment. People
with HIV infection receive some of this preparation but the... Read more »