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undetectable

what does undetectable mean
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.When we say "undetectable", we are usually referring to whether HIV genetic material (usually RNA, sometimes DNA) is measured (or not, as it were) in the plasma component of blood.Having an undetectable viral load Read more »

APTIMA HIV-1 RNA Qualitative Assay

Hi Dr. Bob,I know this test is the only FDA approved PCR test and is generally used in the window... Read more »

hiv testing of blood 1988

I have a friend who recieved a blood transfusion as an infant in 1988. In the past 2 months he... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Nucleoside Analog Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

...The nucleoside analogs (often called "nukes") mimic the building blocks used by reverse transcriptase to make copies of the HIV genetic material. These fake building blocks disrupt the copying. Nucleoside Analogs (Nukes) in Development ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Reservoir in Bone Marrow

...University of Michigan at Ann Arbor looked at CD34+ HPCs in bone marrow samples from 15 HIV positive individuals. They found HIV genetic material in HPCs from all six participants with high plasma viral load, and from four of nine individuals who... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Find HIV-Blocking Protein in Monkeys

...into DNA have been a black box." A key preparatory step is the removal, or uncoating, of the protective shell surrounding HIV's genetic material. This coat, called the capsid, must be removed before HIV can insert its genetic material into the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

...Transcriptase Inhibitors These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by blocking the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This step has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets combined... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...the Elisa (elecsys) for HIV 1 and 2 able to detect antibodies to all subtypes for HIV 1 and 2? Is the QL DNA PCR able detect genetic material for all subtypes for HIV 1. Since i cant not get a QL DNA PCR for HIV 2 I am worried. Mid July 2010... Read more »

Can PCR Amplify Antibodies?

Posted by ethan_hines, 1 Reply
...Can PCR be used to amplify HIV Antibodies. I ask this question because I know that during the "window" period (0~6months) a person tests negative for HIV antibodys Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR 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 Read more »