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Hiv Pcr Rna And Dna Test

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HIV RNA Test/HIV DNA PCR Test

Dr Brook, to one of your answers dated 28 October 2001, DNA PCR Test while Pregnant you said that the HIV RNA test is more sensitive than the HIV DNA PCR test for detecting early infection if you are not taking antiretrovirals. Now does this mean...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Once an adult individual is infected with HIV and is antibody positive, the use of antiretrovirals for treatment will not cause the ELISA test for HIV antibody to become negative. BJ... Read more »

HIV RNA Quantification Vrs DNA PCR test

Is an HIV RNA Quantification result of <50 copies as definitive as the "DNA PCR test"... Read more »

DNA & RNA HIV PCR TESTING IN BLOOD BANKS

AFTER READING A LOT OF CORRESP0NDENCE REGARDING PCR TESTING AS BEING THE UTMOST TESTING PROCEDURE,... Read more »
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Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

FDA Review of Viral RNA Testing

Shortly after the approval of the three protease inhibitors, the FDA reviewed the diagnostic assays that quantitate HIV RNA.These tests are being used by many clinicians to monitor viral loads in their patients and to assess their response to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

The New York Times on Friday examined an HIV blood test, which seeks out bits of the virus' RNA and can identify infections during the acute or primary phase. Standard rapid tests, which detect HIV antibodies, can provide immediate results but... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.Y. Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Access to PCR Test for Emergency Personnel Potentially Exposed to HIV

The New York Legislature has unanimously approved identical bills (S 5424 , A 576 ) that would allow police officers and other emergency personnel who are potentially exposed to HIV on the job to access an HIV test that can detect the virus more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Smart Bomb" RNA Molecule Could Take Out Drug-Resistant HIV

Researchers have engineered an RNA molecule to block freely circulating HIV as well as replication inside infected cells. Tests in mice engineered to be susceptible to HIV showed the chimeric RNAs reduced HIV-1 replication by several orders and... Read more »
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Difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know the difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Are these tests accurate? Any false negative or false positive results? Are they worth taking to evaluate early HIV infection when possible early HIV infection symptoms are present?

I... Read more »

PCR DNA or RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Quantitative PCR RNA is the viral load test for HIV-1 only, right ?
For Qualitative PCR DNA for HIV-1 and HIV-2, the report format would be 'detectable' or 'not detectable', right ?..or/and would 'strain' of the hiv founded would be reported ?
To... Read more »

PCR-DNA and RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I only recently had a "low risk" exposure (the receiver of unprotected oral sex and did not know the status of my male partner). I have been reading many of the posts and comments here and have seen PCR-DNA and RNA tests for HIV. What are these... Read more »

Please help me with test advice!!!!!! (DNA/RNA)

Posted by notanonymous, 3 Replies
ok, i have tested neg at 5 months past "high-risk" and 10-13 weeks (might as well say 10) since "low-risk" exposure. i have had all kinds of symptoms and eye floaters and sore throat, swollen tonsil still persist. i am at about 11-12 weeks past... Read more »