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Hiv Genetic Sequence Testing

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Genetic sequence

Doc, If a person in not on any medications/treatment, does this mean if they infect you because of the wild type, you (being infected) will most likely not have any drug mutations contained in it's genetic sequence? ...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Transmission of antiretroviral resistant strains of HIV has become an increasing concern following the detection of such drug resistant virus in a minority of recently HIV infected individuals.Certainly, the risk of acquiring a drug resistant... Read more »

Could not sequence?

I just recently had a viral load test and the results came back as blood could not be sequenced.... Read more »

Concern about HIV test Sequence

Hi, I had a possible exposure on Aug, 12. I had p24 Antigen test done on Sept,15. The p24 Ag is... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Scientists Sequence Deadly TB Genome

On Thursday, South African scientists announced that they had sequenced the genome of a deadly strain of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB). Using technology purchased from the United States for 5 million rand (US $750,000), scientists working... Read more »
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

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

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada -- A genetic approach to determining HIV tropism can be used to effectively identify patients who will respond to treatment with the CCR5 antagonist maraviroc, according to new data presented today at the 5th... Read more »
American Society for Microbiology

Scientists Sequence Genome of Pathogen Responsible for Pneumocystis Pneumonia

Washington, D.C. -- Scientists have sequenced the genome of the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii , an advancement that could help identify new targets for drugs to treat and prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia, a common and often deadly infection in... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Genetically Engineered, HIV-Resistant Cells: The Latest Breakthrough in HIV Gene Therapy

A new gene therapy could make a person's CD4+ cells resistant to HIV -- a method that, if successful, would eliminate the need for antiretroviral drugs for those living with HIV, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Stanford... 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 common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... 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 common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

How does the Navy test HIV samples?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What methods are used, ELISA, PCR, Western Blot, does anyone know for sure???? Read more »

HIV 1/2 tests

Posted by une_fille, 1 Reply
the guy i was with was from England (i am in the US and he had just moved here). do you think the DNA PCR was a sufficient additional test if the ELISAs in the US test only for HIV-1? what else other test would i get done?

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