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Hiv Dna Or Rna Testing

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HIV RNA Test/HIV DNA PCR Test

Dr Brook, to one of your answers dated 28 October 2001, DNA PCR Test while Pregnant you said that the HIV RNA test is more sensitive than the HIV DNA PCR test for detecting early infection if you are not taking antiretrovirals. Now does this mean...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Once an adult individual is infected with HIV and is antibody positive, the use of antiretrovirals for treatment will not cause the ELISA test for HIV antibody to become negative. BJ Read more »

Babies born to hiv infected mothers

How long will it take before a babies is free of her mother's antibodies and be tested negative? Read more »

RNA PCR vs. DNA PCR

Hello Dr. Henry,You seem to be a proponent of RNA PCR testing. In many of your responses, you... Read more »
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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)?

...cell. HIV empties its contents into the cell. The HIV genetic code (RNA) is used by the reversetranscriptase enzyme to build HIV DNA. The HIV DNA is inserted into the cell's DNA by theintegrase enzyme. This establishes the HIV infection in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

...Inhibitors NNRTIs in Development NNRTIs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 440... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission Through Transfusion -- Missouri and Colorado, 2008

...reactive, but the Western blot was indeterminate, with reactivity to the nonviral p38 and p42 bands and weak reactivity to gp120. HIV DNA from blood specimens collected from the donor and the recipient was amplified and sequenced at CDC.... Read more »
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question please answer..

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
hey i have a question please, i don't mean to be questioning your advise in any way but i didn't know there were different subtypes of hiv i thought it was only hiv 1 and 2 as it turns out there's subtypes which are more predominant in africa well... Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(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 of extracting and amplifying the genetic material of an... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(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 of extracting and amplifying the genetic material of an... Read more »

Testing positive with no antibodies producing?

Posted by Anonymous
...data on if people who take hiv antibody test after 6 months with no further exposures with negative results take possibly hiv rna or dna test and come back positive for hiv? Thank you happy holidays and GOD Bless you all. Read more »