Does Hiv Consist Of Dna Or Rna
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Are these tests accurate? Any false negative or false positive results? Are they worth taking to evaluate early HIV infection when possible early HIV infection symptoms are present?
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I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
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For Qualitative PCR DNA for HIV-1 and HIV-2, the report format would be 'detectable' or 'not detectable', right ?..or/and would 'strain' of the hiv founded would be reported ?
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Posted by notanonymous, 3 Repliesok, i have tested neg at 5 months past "high-risk" and 10-13 weeks (might as well say 10) since "low-risk" exposure. i have had all kinds of symptoms and eye floaters and sore throat, swollen tonsil still persist. i am at about 11-12 weeks past... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI only recently had a "low risk" exposure (the receiver of unprotected oral sex and did not know the status of my male partner). I have been reading many of the posts and comments here and have seen PCR-DNA and RNA tests for HIV. What are these... Read more »
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Stanford University, School of MedicineA RNA test and DNA test during acute infection will have about equal positivity. Given the number, type, and interval of tests you have had performed, you do not have HIV infection.MH... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe virus is very unlike other viruses. HIV-2 has about 60% of it's sequence the same as HIV-1. False positives are most likely due to operator/technical issues and not sequence homology to other pieces of DNA.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of Medicine1. Confirm infection.2. Yes, in terms of commercially available kits, although many labs might use a "home brew" (separately purchased reagents possibly from different vendors).3. HIV RNA PCR is approved for following treatment and... Read more »
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Consistency of State Statutes With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV Testing Recommendations for Health Care SettingsIn an effort to improve screening for and diagnosis of HIV infection, CDC released its "Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Health-care Settings" in September 2006. These guidelines call for all... Read more »
Couples HIV Testing and Counselling Prompts Rapid Switch to Consistent Condom Use in South African StudyResearchers report that HIV testing and counseling of couples resulted in consistent condom use among sero-discordant couples in stable relationships in South Africa. The study determined whether HIV testing and counseling (HTC)with ongoing... Read more »
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