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Diagnostic Test To Identify Hiv

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APTIMA HIV-1 RNA Qualitative Assay

Hi Dr. Bob,I know this test is the only FDA approved PCR test and is generally used in the window period before an anitbody test would be positive. My question is would this test be just as effective in identifying someone who has had HIV for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The gold standard for HIV-diagnostic testing remains an HIV-antibody test outside the window period. But to directly respond to your question, yes, the APTIMA HIV-1 RNA Read more »


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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fourth Generation HIV Diagnostic Test Approved, Permitting Earlier Detection of Infection

...simultaneously detects both antigen and antibodies for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The new test is also the first diagnostic test approved by FDA for use in children as young as 2 years of age, and pregnant women. This single,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Routine Opt-Out Rapid HIV Screening and Detection of HIV Infection in Emergency Department Patients

...five of those patients and 4 had new diagnoses. The authors conclude: "Nontargeted opt-out rapid HIV screening in the ED, vs diagnostic testing, was associated with identification of a modestly increased number of patients with new HIV diagnoses,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Screening HIV-Positive Patients for TB in Resource-Poor Settings

...screening, diagnosis, and treatment in people living with HIV will require deployment of a rapid, accurate, point-of-care TB diagnostic test. ... In the absence of such a test, we believe that a standardized algorithm employing symptoms, as we... Read more »
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HIV Genetic Diversity: Emerging Clinical Issues

...patients who may have HIV-1 non-B subtypes and/or HIV-2 as well as educating clinicians on how to select and access the appropriate diagnostic tests and virological monitoring tools for patients with such subtypes. The conference is hosted by the... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...HIV antibodies, and not antibodies directed to other infectious agents that may be antigenically similar. Antigens used in HIV diagnostic tests must be appropriately specific, and are usually purified antigens from viral lysates, or antigens... Read more »

hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...AIDS. Tulane has patented HIAP-II, and Autoimmune Technologies is licensing HIAP-II technology in order to develop screening and diagnostic tests and therapies for Non-HIV AIDS and to study the possibility of generating vaccines against Non-HIV... Read more »


Posted by tronco2, 3 Replies
Bueno le doy las gracias especialmente a diosayudame, miguell, experto, que han respondido mis preguntas, mi intencin no es ser una molestia para este foro, con lo que se refiere a preguntas " repetitivas ", pero bueno espero que me entiendan. Lo... Read more »

HIV-Negative AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...idiopathic CD4+ T lymphocytopenia, does anyone know what it is? it seems odd that people would have low t-cells without detection of HIV. Read more »