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Hiv Rna Counts

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

The researchers conducted a retrospective case-controlled study comparing blood plasma HIV-1 viral loads and CD4 counts in cases during early syphilis (n=63, 27 receiving antiretroviral therapy) to those before and after syphilis and with controls... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
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 »
Ask the Experts

rna count

my rna count was 27114 is this the stage of beginning treatment...
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
Assuming that is your HIV viral load result, it depends on what your CD4 count and percent are.... Read more »

rna count

my rna count is 20,500 how high of a count is that and or how much damage do i have...
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
I depends on what viral infection we are talking about. If that is an HIV viral load level, then this would be considered a moderate level, but needs to be put into context with the CD4 count.... Read more »

HIV RNA and HIV ANTIBODY

hello doctor,i am a student of prophetic medicine.i research on the cure of hiv/aids.i request your comment on the following sequences plz:1. a person was detected hiv+ through hiv antibody test(positive), western blot test (positive)and hiv RNA...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I am glad that your HIV has been suppressed on treatment. As you state at this point we cannot cure HIV. We can suppress it so that there are no active virus particles in the blood. We may not be able to detect virus in the body. However, what... Read more »

HIV RNA and HIV ANTIBODY

hi doctor,1. recent diagnostic reports of a previously diagnosed (4 years back) confirm hiv+ patient are as follows: a. "hiv rna detection by rt pcr is negative". the test is done 5 times with an interval of 30 days each. b."hiv...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
One possible explanation is an acute HIV infection with a non-B subtype strain that is not being measured effectively with the RNA PCR test. A drop and recovery in CD4 might be expected in that case. A dDNA assay may be used to amplify a non-B... Read more »
Connect With Others

RNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has anyone here tested positive eventually after an undetetctable PCR RNA test at about 7 weeks?

Many thanks. Read more »

To Zoom42 RNA vs DNA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Zoom,

Before I begin, please understand I'm not a doctor or scientist. I'm someone who unfortunately has an
OCD issue with an exposure I had. The good thing about it is, I've spent a lot of time researching
every aspect of testing, from phone... Read more »

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 »

HIV RNA TESTING CUTS THE WINDOW PERIOD WITH ELISA

Posted by nomoreworry4me
http://www.metrokc.gov/health/apu/rna-testing/RNA-facts.pdf Read more »