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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 to western blot testing. The assays have pieces of HIV stuck to paper strips which bind... Read more »

Do I have genetic (classic) KS or HIV KS? Are they treated differently?

I am 68 and Jewish (Ashkenazi)In August 2001, I was diagnosed with KS that was on my ankle, the... Read more »

I am off HIV meds more than I am on, do I have good genetics or ?

Not exactly a question, but I have not been on steady HIV drugs in about 15 years. I was diagnosed... 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

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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CCR5 Genetic Variation Responsible for Resistance to HIV Might Decrease Resistance to West Nile Virus, Study Says

People living with a genetic variation in the CCR5 receptors of their immune cells -- which has shown resistance to HIV -- might have an increased risk of contracting West Nile virus, according to a study published in the Jan. 17 online edition of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Publishes Genetic Study of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain Found in NYC Patient

The March 19 issue of the journal Lancet includes a genetic study of the rare, drug-resistant HIV strain found in a New York City patient, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. The study -- based on the work of a team of researchers from the Aaron Diamond... 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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