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Does Pcr Dna Hiv Test For Hiv-2

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IS THERE A RNA PCR TEST FOR HIV-2?

Dear Dr.Is there such a test? If so, is it a test that most lab can do? ALso, is there a PCR test for HTLV-1 and HTLV-2? If so, can you PLEASE tell me the drug company that makes it so I can tell my doctor to order it. THANK YOU
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
...There are no commercially available viral load tests for HIV-2, HTLV I or II.MH Read more »

HIV-1 DNA by PCR test and HIV-1 Abs test

Hi, I took the tests above on the 36th day after exposure. Both tests came negative, (I'm not in... Read more »

pcr or elisa (HIV TESTING)

dear dr.I have actually read in this websites content that PCR are better than antibody. Is this... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...to test people who are worried about symptoms, after having a possible exposure with someone whose HIV status is unknown! Tests for HIV-2 and Group "O" The HIV-2 virus is found almost exclusively in Western Africa, and in persons who have had... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bio-Rad Laboratories Receives FDA Approval for Rapid HIV Test That Distinguishes Between HIV-1, HIV-2

... Bio-Rad Laboratories on Tuesday announced that it has received FDA approval for its single-use rapid HIV test kit, AP/ Yahoo! News reports. The test, which the company plans to begin marketing in the United States later this month, Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
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Hiv2 test or pcr dna

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...unable to gain weight and possible purpura markings on palm of fingers and feet. Should I take a hiv2 test to rule out hiv or a pcr dna in case I'm just not producing antibodies? Thanks. I know the 6month period is suppossed to be conclusive... Read more »

18 months...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...more...But all hiv tests neg.! I have done repeatedly elisa-tests hiv1/2 about 18 months and I have done repeatedly pcr-dna-tests for hiv1 and hiv2 and I have done a viral-culture-test. All tests are neg.! But the symptoms and pain do not go!... Read more »

Can I stop or should I test for HIV2?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...weeks 2 days. This was my 3rd home access test. I've taken Home Access test at 9, 12, and now 15 weeks. I've also had negative PCR's at 10 and 28 days and third generation ELISA test at 7 weeks. I know I should be WHOOOO HOOOOOOing but I'm still... Read more »

PCR Test for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...administered the HIV antibody test after 35 days. It was negative. I was so crazy with fear, he decided to send me in for a PCR test for HIV (which was performed after 68 days). This came back negative as well. I feel like I am infected with HIV... Read more »