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Earliest Hiv Detection

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Whats the earliest detection.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Home access has told me that 25 days is enough proof of infection? Does anybody disagree? Read more »

Earliest onset of symptoms?

Posted by GuyInSJ, 2 Replies
Less than 48 hours after performing oral sex (without ejaculation) on an HIV+ guy, I have developed a fever and swollen lymph nodes. I'm still in the 72-hour window for PEP but my understanding is that PEP is generally not recommended in this... Read more »

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 common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2?

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can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »
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Earliest HIV Test While Under PEP

Of all the HIV tests availible, which ones provide the earliest detection for HIV while one is under PEP? Thank you....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I am not aware of any study that has been done to answer this question. The important thing to note about PEP and HIV tests is that viral load testing would not be reliable, because PEP could drive viral load to undetectable levels. The... Read more »

earliest symptoms

what are the earliest symptoms of hiv infection and how does it take to start its first manifestations...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Transient symptoms can occur a few weeks after acute infection. This can consist of flu-like symptoms: fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue.... Read more »

Earliest

What is the earliest that we should have a single pill with minimal complicationsand Hiv turns to history as far as possible z...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
The good news is that we already have very simple to take, and often well tolerated medications for the treatment of HIV infection. In fact, recently a single pill became available that is highly effective in the treatment of HIV infection. It is... Read more »

VL<20 Detected v Not Detected

My Viral Load test results sometimes come back as Detected <20, and other times as Not Detected <20. Is there really a difference if it's <20? ...
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
Probably not. The viral load assays have improved over time where the lower limit of detection and quantitation has decreased to very low copy number now. Thus, we can quantitate down to 20 copies/mL, and still detect viral load below that, but are... Read more »
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HIV Earliest Ancestor May Be 5 to 12 Million Years Old, Researchers Say

HIV's origin may date from five to 12 million years ago, according to newly published research done by the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, both in Seattle. HIV-1, which infects 34 million people worldwide,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Multivitamins May Slow Progression of HIV for Patients in Earliest Phase of Disease, Study Says

HIV-positive women who take a multivitamin once daily are 30% less likely than those who do not take the supplements to progress to the latest stage of HIV, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Captured on Film in Earliest Stages

University of Illinois-Chicago researchers have captured for the first time the very earliest stages of HIV infection in living cells. Using protein dyes from jellyfish and time-elapsed microscopy, they saw color images of individual HIV particles... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Local Governments Often Must Decide Between Using Quick or Early Detection HIV Tests

The New York Times on Monday examined the "quandary" faced by local public health officials nationwide over whether to fund and promote an HIV test that provides quick results or one that is able to detect the virus in its earliest stages but... Read more »