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Hiv Pcr Viral Load

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PCR Test and Donated Blood?

Hi Doctor! I was just wondering which kind of test is used to screen blood, that is donated, for HIV? Is it the PCR/Viral Load test? Thank you so much for reading my question!
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
...Yes HIV viral load tests are used. Read more »

Testing Options

I went to the health clinic to get tested for HIV after my ex-boyfriend blurted out his 10-year... Read more »

Is My result encouraging at 28days with these Test?

I am based in South Africa. I had a sexual exposure on the 8th October 2010 and after 2 weeks on... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Viral Load Tests From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Viral Load Basics | Viral Load Test Results | Viral Load and HIV Treatment | Viral Load "Blips" | Viral Load and HIV Transmission Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...the branched-chain DNA test ( bDNA ), is made by a company called Chiron (pronounced "KAI-ron"). The reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR (commonly called the PCR ) test is made by Roche (pronounced "RO-sh").... 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 Read more »

April 23rd is Rethinking AIDS Day

Posted by Alex1
...National Petitions (proposed) A petition to the US Food and Drug Administration regarding the non-specificity of HIV and PCR (viral load) testing, demanding "truth in testing" - making it a requirement that all test labs reveal to those... Read more »

Viral Load Testing.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...tingling in my legs, numbness in fingertips. While he didn't necessarily think those symptoms were HIV related, he did offer a viral load test. He didn't exactly come out and say that he didn't put alot of faith in the HIV antibody test but I... Read more »

HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...http://www.acponline.org/journals/annals/15apr98/biohiv.htm. ?We observed that clade A strains [of HIV] were not detected by RT-PCR [Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction] and that clade G-strains were not detected by NASBA [Nucleic... Read more »