Diagnostic Test To Identify Hiv
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Stanford University, School of MedicineAntibody tests are more sensitive and accurate then blood culture for HIV infection. You can culture HIV out of the blood, but it requires a certain expertise and equipment to do it properly. Even in the best hands not all infected people will have... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Western Blot tests should only be run to confirm a repeatedly reactive (positive) ELISA (or EIA or rapid test). It should not be used as a diagnostic tests without a positive initial screening test, due to the possibility of false-positive or... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe usual battery of tests includes: CD4 count/percent, HIV viral load, standard blood counts (white, red blood cells, platelets), Chemistry panel including lipid panel (total, LDL, and HDL cholesterol, tryglycerides), liver panel (liver enzymes... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThere are many tests available in a research only capacity that can measure global or very specific function of CD4 cells. They are labor intensive and expensive. It is unclear as to when they would have wide spread availability.... Read more »
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Posted by Mssimone, 1 ReplyIs this a good thing?
Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV
American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News reported.
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Posted by dontbelieveit, 1 ReplyI just spoke to the Dr that performed my test at Quest Diagnostics and asked him a bunch of questions.
Q1. What generation test was performed.
A. The most current test. (He never said rather it was 3rd or 4th).
Q2. What does the test check for?
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyAlthough Jocko's info, as-far-as the validity of a PCR DNA is correct, his "source" of where that info is
coming from is wrong.
Quest Diagnostics contracts with a lot of "draw stations" and "organizations" such as "AIDS Specialized
testing aka HIV... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI had an exposure 1.5 months ago with a guy that knew he was HIV + but didnt tell me anything until yesterday... I did not use a condom... I think I may have a little swelling in my armpits... Does anybody know how to identify if this is happening?... Read more »
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