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Hiv Genetic Sequence Testing

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HIV tests - genetic?

How do you test for HIV? Can it be determined GENETICALLY? Is the 'Line Immunoassay' method as successful as the Western Blot and ELISA methods, and how does it work?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...You can look for antibodies to HIV or you can look for HIV itself through PCR testing among others. Line assays or recombinant immunoblot assays are equivalent Read more »


Can you please explain to me what genotyping is??And how it's done? And are there different strains... Read more »

PCR DNA testing, is it accurate???

I asked the CDC if the PCR DNA test was accurate for the detection of HIV and their response was... Read more »
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Genetic Test Predicts Response to Maraviroc in Treatment-Experienced HIV Patients

...maraviroc," said Richard Harrigan Ph.D., lead investigator and Director of Research Laboratories, B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, Canada. "Since the genotypic test is based on methods that are already widely used through the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sangamo Biosciences Creates Genetically Modified Immune Cells That Resist HIV Infection in Lab Tests

... Human immune cells genetically modified by the Richmond, Calif.-based biotechnology company Sangamo Biosciences have been able to stave off HIV infection Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

...Sequencing How Do I Know if I Have Drug Resistance? Resistance Testing Avoiding Resistance What Is Resistance? HIV drugs are designed to keep your viral loadunder control by preventing the virus from reproducing (or making... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...drugs. Phenotypic resistance: HIV multiplies in a test tube when antiviral drugs are added. Genotypic resistance: The genetic code of HIV has mutations that are linked to drug resistance. Clinical resistance shows up as a higher viral... 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 Read more »

The RNA test.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
I have took the I believe it is called an "RNA" test because no antibodies have been found in my body so this test will look for the virus itself in my blood.I just want to know is this very accurate? 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 »


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 Read more »