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Hiv Rna Pcr Test

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hiv rna pcr testing

HIV RNA PCR can how soon and how late can detect the virus after infection...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
The PCR test can become positive within 2-4 weeks from exposure to HIv when the levels in the plasma (liquid part of the blood) reach detectable levels. The test is positive before the Elisa test, which measures antibodies generated by the body in... Read more »

Dr, i went and gave the blood for HIV RNA PCR test.

Dr. Brian, I am the guy whom you recommend a PCR or an antigen test, because I was on... Read more »

Concerned about the (hiv rna pcr)test

Dr.Thanks in advance in answering my question.I had a sexual exposure 7 weeks ago,from then onwards... Read more »
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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

The New York Times on Friday examined an HIV blood test, which seeks out bits of the virus' RNA and can identify infections during the acute or primary phase. Standard rapid tests, which detect HIV antibodies, can provide immediate results but... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.Y. Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Access to PCR Test for Emergency Personnel Potentially Exposed to HIV

The New York Legislature has unanimously approved identical bills (S 5424 , A 576 ) that would allow police officers and other emergency personnel who are potentially exposed to HIV on the job to access an HIV test that can detect the virus more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Smart Bomb" RNA Molecule Could Take Out Drug-Resistant HIV

Researchers have engineered an RNA molecule to block freely circulating HIV as well as replication inside infected cells. Tests in mice engineered to be susceptible to HIV showed the chimeric RNAs reduced HIV-1 replication by several orders and... Read more »
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hiv rna by pcr ultra testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
if someone had 15.000 rna copies wont this test will pick up any copies from 50 and up thanks i took alot of this test and 400 copies was not det also from two weels all the way to 20 months , my last test was rna / nat elisa taken at 20 months from... Read more »

HIV PCR By RNA test

Posted by mobieorly123, 1 Reply
What's the deal with that test, its supposed to give you a positive or negative after 28 days of any kind of sexual contact, reliable test?

I know esmerelda is going to call me a retarded hypocondriac so I was wondering has any actual info on that... 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 »

RNA/PCR/NAAT Test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
antibodies to HIV
1 - 3 months
blood, oral, rapid
1 week, 20 minutes for rapid
Looks for....................
Window period...........
Options for testing......
Wait time for results....
RNA/PCR/NAAT Test Antibody Test
There are several ways to test for HIV.
Th... Read more »