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Hiv Genetic 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 »

Severe Allergic Reactions

I am 45 and have been positive since 1990. I have started treatment 3 times, twice in 1998 and... Read more »

Tracking of virus in case of a trial for HIV-transmission

HiI live in a country, Norway, where transmission of HIV - willed or by accident - is a crime. I'm... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Celera Diagnostics to Market Gene-Based HIV Test

...to certain drug treatments. Studies have found that up to 78 percent of patients show resistance to drugs used to treat HIV. Genetic testing is common for HIV patients, but Celera Genomics Chief Executive Kathy Ordoez said Celera Diagnostics'... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Test Identifies HIV Earlier, Study Finds

... A new genetic test can identify "people very recently infected" with HIV, Reuters reports. The results were published on Tuesday in the Annals Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction Predicted by Genetic Test

...certain genes can accurately predict who will have this reaction. In their cohort of 248 patients, 18 of whom had the reaction, a genetic test for HLA-B*5701 alone would reduced the risk of abacavir hypersensitivity from 8% to 0.4% -- but would... 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 »

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 Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...investigation. Twelve positive men in the study reported prison tattooing as their only risky behavior. More interviews and some genetic testing will say for sure. In the past, however, only the hardier hepatitis B and C viruses were known to be... Read more »

CDC window period have u are tested in the window

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the Read more »