Early Viral Load Test
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Stanford University, School of MedicineThe is not an exact science, simply because there is not enough data. Some studies report results "within 2 weeks of exposure", others report the first sample was taken within 2 months of exposure, etc. Therefore, one is left with some... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESYours is an interesting situation-- I'd normally expect that someone with acute or recent HIV infection to have avery high viral load.Indeed, one of the goals of early treatment is to cause the viral setpoint (the viral load during chronic... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineViral load tests have been shown to be positive within several days to a couple of weeks after exposure/infection. Antibody and western blot assays can be negative or indeterminate for a few weeks after infection. P24 antigen will be strongly... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,No, we do not have reliable information as to how often this phenomenon occurs. As you can probably imagine it is quite challenging to conclusively prove that a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesThe Failure of Viral Load Tests
JAMA Study Shakes AIDS Science, Angers HIV Advocates
A nationwide team of orthodox AIDS researchers led by doctors Benigno Rodriguez and Michael Lederman of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland are disputing the... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyIf I test 24 days before the recomended 90 will the results be accurate?
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replyand Perhaps a Lifesaver?
By Paul Galatowitsch, Antonio Urbina and Timothy Law Snyder
Paul Galatowitsch is a health care consultant. Antonio Urbina is the director of clinical HIV and AIDS education at St. Vincent's Hospital. Timothy Law Snyder is a... Read more »
Posted by david73, 8 RepliesHi ,I'm a 36 yr old ,new to this site and new to this world of hiv.
I have a Dr . that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4... Read more »
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