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Hiv Early Detection

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HIV Early Detection Test (including HIV 1 DNA PCR)

Dr. Wohl,What are the limitations of a non-reactive Qualitative DNA PCR test taken a year after exposure? It was part of an STD Early Detection panel that also included standard antibody tests for HIV 1/2, HCV and HIV, which were all non-reactive....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I suspect you may be mixing up the DNA and RNA tests. The RNA tests are much more commonly done and are excellent. Negative antibody and RNA or DNA testing means you are not HIV infected.DW... Read more »

How long are people living with HIV, IF DETECTED EARLY AND THEY ARE TAKING MEDS AS PRESCRIBED?

hi Dr.Sherer, how long does the average person live who is living with HIV if he /she was... Read more »

Early HIV detection test done at 33 days

Hello Dr.Wohl ,I had an unprotected sex with a female co-worker(vaginal) . I have taken the early... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Prevention Through Early Detection and Treatment of Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- United States

Table of Contents Contributors Summary Introduction Background Curable STDs as Cofactors for HIV Transmission Intersecting Epidemics of HIV Infection and Other STDs Current Status of STD Clinical Services in the United States... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Program Offers Free Early-Detection HIV Test

A more accurate HIV test is now being offered for free at three San Diego-area locations thanks to a joint research effort by the University of California-San Diego's Antiviral Research Center (ARC) and San Diego County's Health and Human Services... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Dental Care Providers Can Help in Early Detection of HIV

"The dental community can join [the fight against AIDS] by being the first line of defense in identifying possible signs of HIV. Dental teams have a unique opportunity to identify individuals who may be HIV-positive and unaware of their status. ... 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 »
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Early Detection???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
How early can HIV be detected? I was exposed about three weeks ago, is there a test for that time period?

--Fallenangel

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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 »

clade detection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need some help. I read all the posts about subtype detection, and my question is does anyone know for certain that here in the US, will current Elisa tests detect all clades of HIV 1 infection? I have read that heterosexual transmission is type... Read more »

Early Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the best test for Viral Test for detecting Subtypes in Acute HIV infection. bDNA, Proviral DNA ?
Any insite on this would be appreciated. Thank you

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