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Hiv Nucleic Acid Testing

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What,s the window period for HIV RNA nucleic acid testing?

Because I did one within 27 days and then a nucleic acid test around 8 weeks and around 11 weeks and 12 weeks, all came back negative. Now I can put this all behind me but after being raped at 35 years old and I'm a guy . and I have a partner since...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...In theory, the HIV RNA test could be positive within a few hours or days after a person has become infected. The test is most useful early after Read more »

12 weeks test

I was worry about may 4May 10 Hiv test was neg May 24 Hiv test was negMay 31 Hiv test was neg and... Read more »

dna pcr test

Hi Dr. Bob,I know that antibody testing is the "gold standard" of testing, but for who people who... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Baltimore Launches HIV Nucleic Acid Testing Program

... Baltimore health clinics have started to provide nucleic acid testing, which can detect HIV one to two weeks after infection, the Baltimore Sun reports (Bor, Baltimore Sun , 7/12). NAT, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Raleigh News & Observer Examines North Carolina's HIV Nucleic Acid Testing Program

... The Raleigh News & Observer on Tuesday examined North Carolina's nucleic acid testing program -- which can detect HIV two to three weeks earlier than standard screening -- and its influence on HIV testing Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves Qualitative Nucleic Acid Test Intended for HIV Detection

... FDA on Thursday approved San Diego-based Gen-Probe 's qualitative nucleic acid test intended to detect HIV, Reuters UK reports (Reuters UK, 10/5). The test, called Aptima HIV 1 RNA Qualitative Assay, is Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

...The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test Read more »
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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 »

Nucleic Acid Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know what the Nucleic Acid Test for HIV and Hep C is and how accurate that is, way after the window period? It is not commercially used as far as I know. Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(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 of extracting and amplifying the genetic material of an... Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(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 of extracting and amplifying the genetic material of an... Read more »