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HIV RNA Test/HIV DNA PCR Test

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 that if a some...
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 »

what does HIV DNA prove?

asking this question, please help. what does the hiv dna prove; that there is hiv in the cells... Read more »

**UPDATE** HIV DNA PCR

previous advice came too late, and I ordered another HIV DNA PCR as well as two Elisa's. All... Read more »
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American Society for Microbiology

Elite Controllers Block Integration of HIV DNA Into Host Genome

Alone among those infected with HIV-1, so-called elite controllers spontaneously maintain undetectable levels of viral replication even absent the benefit of anti-retroviral therapy. Now Mathias Lichterfeld of the Massachusetts General Hospital,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Biotechnology Company to Launch Trial of New HIV/AIDS Treatment That Would Target DNA

A biotechnology company on Monday announced plans to start human trials of a new approach to treating HIV/AIDS that targets patients' DNA, Reuters reports. California-based Sangamo BioSciences ' drug SB-728-T is designed to disrupt the CCR5 gene... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hopes for Natural Anti-HIV Drugs

New research has found that two proteins that repair cellular DNA can also destroy HIV replication in the human cell. Before infecting a cell, HIV carries the genetic material ribonucleic acid (RNA). Once inside, HIV makes a copy of its genes in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UGA Professor Gets $1 Million to Study DNA

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.13 million grant to support University of Georgia-based research on "parasitic" DNA. David Garfinkel, a professor of biochemistry, will examine how cells respond to assaults from HIV and other... Read more »
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HIV DNA reliability

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Without wanting to alarm, it should be noted that HIV DNA testing is not 100% reliable. It may be worth checking with the lab to enquire what primers they used, particularly if you are worried about a non subtype B infection. I tested negative at 9... Read more »

how accurate is hiv dna test

Posted by gpboy, 1 Reply
i have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.

i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »

Hiv Dna By Pcr

Posted by shadow1234567, 1 Reply
This is one good test and I pay big bucks to make sure i'm home free so I can live life to Britney Fullest world. Cause I have taken lease 31 hiv tests from eia imca and western blot and rna and naat testing and dna . all NEGATIVE WOO HOO NOW I'M... Read more »

HIV DNA RT by PCR test and PEP medications

Posted by johnnyyop2011, 1 Reply
On June 16, I discovered I was exposed several times to HIV from March 15 to June 10.

I tested negative via an antibody tests both in April and on June 17.

On June 17, I was immediately put on Post Exposure Prophylaxis medications (Kaletra 200-50 mg... Read more »