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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 »

HIV-2 Early Testing

Dr. Robert,I know HIV-2 is not a popular subject here, but i had a possible high risk exposure with... Read more »

Acute HIV, Diahrre & Medication; Medical reasons for early testing?; Acute HIV treatment??

Dear Dr Bob,first of all let me thank you SO MUCH for running this fantastic site, and for... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early HIV Testing Key for Success of African Treatment Programs, Expert Says at South Africa Conference

Early HIV testing is an important factor for the successful implementation of HIV/AIDS treatment programs in African countries, Ernest Darkoh, former operations manager of Botswana's public antiretroviral drug program, said on Tuesday at the 2nd... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Awards $35 Million to Support HIV Testing and Increase Early Diagnosis of HIV Among African Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $35 million in funding to state and local health departments to increase HIV testing opportunities among populations disproportionately affected by HIV, primarily African Americans. ... 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 »
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 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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Tested poz early this month

Posted by thevillebear, 7 Replies
Being a gay man I have a HIV test every six months.
The last one was positive I am 37 and really let my guard up being my age and not being positive.
I was infected by someone who was unaware they were positive so I really harbor no ill will towards... Read more »

Symptoms and neg early test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can anyone give me an opinion on this. I recieved unprotected oral sex from a escort. then protected insertive sex. 3 weeks later and I have intense pins and needles in both legs also have had a sore throat and mouth ulcer.
I had proviral DNA scan... Read more »

Are early tests beneficial?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can anyone tell me:
* If there is any benefit to testing at the 1 month mark?
* If there is any benefit to using the Home Access test at, say, 4, 6, & 8 weeks?

By "benefit", I of course mean "will it catch antibodies if they have been developed... Read more »