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Does Hiv Genetic Material Consist Of Single-stranded Rna

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Damages the Immune System

... Introduction HIV Targets T Cells HIV Takes Control of T Cells HIV Replicates Introduction The basic structure of HIV is similar to that of other viruses ( Figure 1 ). HIV has a core of genetic material surrounded by a protective sheath, called a capsid . The genetic material in the core is RNA (ribonucleic acid), which contains the information that the virus needs in order to replicate (make more copies of itself) and
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RE: Anxiety...Depression or stress

Hello DoctorI have tested 4 times and every time I got same results(Positive ICMA and negative western blot.) Viral load is negative all the time. 1. Can someone with HIV infection have low grade fever(ranging from 98.6 - 99.5) for 10 months? 2. am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A reactive (positive) ICMA test combined with a reflex negative Western Blot (WB) test is considered to be a negative HIV-screening test. In essence you've had four negative HIV tests. Assuming these tests were taken outside the window... Read more »

xmrz versus hiv?? follow up to what you thought I had..

Hi Dr. Bob Hope you had a good holiday.. This is P btw I told you I would follow up with you after my doctors appoitment. Well the doctor did run tests for the iga deficincy and it wasn't that so he ran a group of tests including yet another hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...AIDS virus. These viruses carry their genetic information in RNA rather than DNA, and they insert themselves into their hosts' genetic material and stay for life.Dr. Mikovits and other scientists cautioned that they had not yet proved that the... Read more »

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
...be detectable (positive) in HIVers who have been infected for many years. The test actually assays for a piece of the HIV's genetic material.Dr. Bob Read more »

re: dude, I just don't buy your story

I know you don't want to have a back and forth argument about this, and that's not my intention. Just please stay with this a little more. This is a long one, but please, continue giving it a chance. I appreciate your first response.Every time I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...DNA (or RNA). The only other option is an invalid test due to some type of technical error. By the way, if indeed you had HIV genetic material (DNA or RNA) present, it would't disappear and become undetectable within a few weeks (assuming you... Read more »
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Glossary

...within a person is able to reproduce itself even if the person is taking medications designed to keep it from doing so. Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) A nucleic acid, found mostly in the cytoplasm of cells, important in the synthesis of proteins.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...germs that are composed of genetic material bearing the code for their replication in the form of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA), along with a number of critical viral proteins, generally surrounded by a protective... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?

...drugs was the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (also called NRTIs or nukes.) These drugs block Step 4, where the HIV genetic material is used to create DNA from RNA. The following drugs in this class are used: Zidovudine (Retrovir,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...system response to foreign invaders such as HIV is reduced i ntegrase -- an HIV enzyme used by the virus to integrate its genetic material into the host cell's DNA. Kaposi's sarcoma -- a type of cancer characterized by abnormal growths of... Read more »
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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a Read more »

The RNA test.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
...I have took the I believe it is called an "RNA" test because no antibodies have been found in my body so this test will look for the virus itself in my blood.I just want to Read more »

RNA/PCR/NAAT Test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...look for the actual virus but rather antibodies to the virus. RNA tests, however, find the HIV virus itself by looking for its genetic material (RNA). It can also tell how much HIV is there, which is called ?viral load.? When people living with... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a Read more »