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Writing 3rd Time!!!! HIV Viral load RT PCR, i am going to die pls answer

Dr Please Answer I am Writing 3rd Time - Dear Sir, i have drinked some contaminated cold drinks with Prostitue , I am already STDs HepB , CMV . so i am horrified that i have possed HIV and i have done HIV Viral load PCR where results shown by ,India...
Shannon Southall

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HiFirst, our apologies that you have not recieved an answer to your question sooner.No, you can not get HIV from touching an inanimate object, this includes drinking after someone who has HIV. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would... Read more »

Viral Load and PCR: are they the same?

Hello Doctor,I am aware the PCR measures viral DNA. Do viral load tests also measure viral DNA or... Read more »

Viral load by PCR versus branch dna

I am a medical technologist and our lab is about to start testing for hiv by branch DNA.... Read more »
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Ongoing HIV Infection Could Explain Low CD4 Counts Despite Undetectable Viral Loads, Study Suggests

Ongoing HIV infection of CD4+ cells may be the reason why some individuals with undetectable viral loads exhibit poor CD4+ cell count responses, according to study results presented at ICAAC 2012. Researchers in Montpellier, France, used a qPCR... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Viral Load Tests

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Understanding Your Labs forum or Choosing Your Meds forum ! Viral Load Basics | Viral Load Test Results | Viral Load and HIV Treatment | Viral Load "Blips" | Viral Load and HIV Transmission Viral... Read more »
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Women and HIV Viral Load

Table of Contents What Is a Viral Load? How Are Viral Load Results Used? When Should You Be Tested? Women and Viral Load Areas of Future Viral Load Research What Is a Viral Load? HIV attacks immune system cells called CD4 cells.... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Hypersensitivity Test for Ziagen Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for... Read more »
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DNA PCR Vs Viral Load test

Posted by sunkyst, 1 Reply
Does 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 »

CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. Read more »

Viral Load Testing.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
I went to see a doctor today who does internal medicine and is also a HIV specialist. I told him about all of the HIV tests I've had done over the past few weeks i.e several tests where I tested negative and the last one at just over 11 weeks where... Read more »

Ups and downs of viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The flu-like symptoms I had a few weeks ago still worry me. The woman looked unhealthy, so I should have trusted my instincts. But I guess that's in the past. I had a viral load test done and it came back undetectable (this was about 2 weeks... Read more »