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Hepatitis C Virus Rna

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new hiv test a qualitative in vitro test for comprehensive single-assay detection of HIV-1 Group M RNA, HIV-1 Group O RNA, HIV-2 RNA, hepatitis C Virus RNA and hepatitis B Virus DNA in human plasma. i do understand only blood donation are use for this....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your post,The assay (test) that you describe is meant to screen donated blood for HIV RNA. It is able to detect HIV group O RNA. It is not licensed to be used to diagnose HIV infection, which is usually done by measuring Read more »

my results for hep c

my lab reads Hep C RNA Quant Viral Load PCRHep C Qt IU/ml - value 460Hep C RNA Inter - value... Read more »

Exposure to HCV, negative antibody and HCV RNA...should get tested again?

Hello. Two months ago I was exposed to hepatitis c through a needle stick. Soon after my exposure... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

...the genes numerous times, resulting in a billion-fold amplification of the target gene. The approved test system can detect ribonucleic acid (RNA) from HIV-1 and HCV when tested in pools of 16 samples obtained from multiple donors. In a less... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Pipeline

...and HIV/HCV Prevalence Almost 129 million people -- an estimated 2% of the world's population -- have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) (Global Burden of Hepatitis C Working Group 2004; United States Census Bureau 2005).... Read more »
The Body PRO

Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

...California . Here, my work is looking at the association between early T-cell activation and CD4+ depletion among HIV and HCV [hepatitis C virus] coinfected women who are not on HAART. 1 Initially, we looked at the levels of T-cell... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get around its defence? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...types of jobs also risk occupational exposure to bloodborne infection. We report the case of a policeman in whom both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroconversion were clearly documented after he was involved in a bloody fight while making an... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well my PCR test for Hep C - came back negative as well as antibody Hep C test at 4 months. So, here it goes down the drain another of my expert theory that I am cooinfected with HIV and Hep C. Due to symptoms of both viruses. Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...antibody against it. This antibody bestowed us the hepatitis epidemic insofar, as test explosions are taking place again and HCV positive patients are now told they carry a virus that after a latency period of ca. 30 years will generate a liver... Read more »