Hiv Pcr Rna Which Is Viral Load
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Stanford University, School of MedicineYou have to be careful in interpreting what people describe in this forum or anywhere else on the internet regarding antibody negative, but truly HIV-1 infected. These cases have not been objectively identified and verified. The first generation of... Read more »
Stanford University, School of Medicine1. Confirm infection.2. Yes, in terms of commercially available kits, although many labs might use a "home brew" (separately purchased reagents possibly from different vendors).3. HIV RNA PCR is approved for following treatment and... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineWell they appear to be getting away with stating that the viral load is zero when the FDA approved lower limit of detection is 40 copies/mL. It is possible to extrapolate results below 40 copies and come up with a number. It is extremely difficult... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe comparative study you are asking for has really not been done. You are correct about the viral load numbers and the 2 cases.MH... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyQuantitative 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 ?
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Posted by sunkyst, 1 ReplyDoes anyone know the difference between a HIV DNA PCR test versus a viral load test that's performed on someone already confirmed positive, obviously one is about detecting the virus and the other how much but are the methods used essentially the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI 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 »
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