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APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY (APTIMA - HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY, 2010) Part 2

To the good Dr. Bob, I have submitted a donation on-line, and will submit a heftier holiday donation as well, but in the interim I was hoping you might field another inquiry from me regarding a post of mine a few weeks ago pertaining to the Aptima...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and come back to planet earth. I can't believe you actually read the Gen-Probe package insert for APTIMA HIV-1 RNA Qualitative Assay! That's got to be more painful than Palin's latest ghost-written babble. I'll try to briefly respond to your many... Read more »

APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY (APTIMA - HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob,I thank you kindly and sincerely for your efforts, support and the invaluable... Read more »

Role of HIV PCR (APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY FDA APPROVED FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE)

I am a family physician and first I wanted to commend your frank and frequently humorous answers to... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Donor Screening Assays for Infectious Agents and HIV Diagnostic Assays

...Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Reverse Transcription (RT) Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay PCR Plasma Qualitative detection of HCV ribonucleic acid (RNA) in pools of human Source Plasma comprised of equal aliquots of not more than 512... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Guidance on Clinical Trial Design in Developing Treatment for HIV Infection

...infection. Specifically, this guidance addresses the Agencys current thinking regarding designs of clinical trials that use HIV ribonucleic acid (RNA) measurements to support accelerated and traditional approvals of antiretroviral drug products.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...germs that are composed of genetic material bearing the code for their replication in the form of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA), along with a number of critical viral proteins, generally surrounded by a protective... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results... Read more »
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Undetected HIV-1 RNA,PCR at 17 weeks

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
...RNA for HIV-1 and it was undetected testing was done by COBAS AmpliPrep (Roche Molecular systems) qualification range of this assay is 48 to 10,000.000 copies i also went to a different clinic a couple of days ago and i got another antibodies... Read more »

HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...(Organon Teknika NucliSens)]? Guidelines for Laboratory Test Result Reporting of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Ribonucleic Acid Determination. MMWR. 2001 Nov 16;50(RR20):1-12. ?Autopsy samples from 13 HIV-infected subjects... Read more »

less than 400 copies / mL -- Diagnosis Q.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Friends: I had a PCRDNA test and the result I got was "less than 400 copies / mL", I enquired and the lab said they had found no hiv but that the accuracy was limited to less than 400 copies, so if I had 50 they wouldn't be able to detect it. I... Read more »

About Testing.....

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies
...useful info in attempts to clarify the different tests What types of tests are available? ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay): This is the initial HIV-antibody blood test. If a person gets a positive result, an additional ELISA test will... Read more »