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Hiv Serological Window

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Results of PCR and HIV serology

Dr. Gallant Last week I took both a "Home Access-HIV Test" and PCR viral load test, 4 months after possibly beingexposed to the HIV virus, to see if I am HIV infected. The home test came up Negative. My Doctor told me that I had...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
The test used to diagnose HIV infection during the seronegative "window period" is usually not the quantitative HIV RNA PCR (viral load test), but the qualitative HIV DNA PCR. However, both should be positive during the acute retroviral... Read more »

herpes serology

Dear Sir, I had an encounter of protected sexual intercourse with a sex worker. My penis was... Read more »

Six Month Serology Gold Standart

I read your advice to the the recent question from the Surgeon who had a needlestick from an HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Psychosocial Impact of Serological Herpes Simplex Type 2 Testing in an Urban HIV Clinic

The authors conducted a prospective study of the psychosocial response to a new serological herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) diagnosis in patients receiving care at an urban HIV clinic. At entry, patients' sera were tested for HSV-1 and HSV-2... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HAART Improves Syphilis Serologic Response Rates in HIV Patients

New research indicates that in patients co-infected with HIV, highly active antiretroviral therapy reduces syphilis serologic failure rates. "Syphilis and [HIV] frequently coexist in patients, but the effects of immunosuppression on the course of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

The researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics of Persons With Recently Acquired HIV Infection

In the current study, investigators used the serologic testing algorithm for recent HIV seroconversion (STARHS) to determine the risk and demographic characteristics of persons infected, on average, within 170 days. Such data help to better... Read more »
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serology

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Mi prueba dice de la siguiente manera...

SEROLOGY RESULTS NORMAL RANGE

HIV-1(ELISA).................NON REASTIVE NONREACTIVE

SE QUE ES NEG. PERO ME INTERESA SABER SI CON ESA INFORMACION SE PODRIA SABER EL... Read more »

SEROLOGY tests in US

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have questions about the serology tests performed in govt sponsored testing centers.

1. Is the process same in all states ?
2. What is the normal process. 1 elisa & 1 WB ? My nurse didnt give me any damn information.
3. How much time does it... Read more »

Window Period Post From HIV InSite

Posted by notanonymous
this was a response to a question about the conflicting answers one might get about the window. answered by the hiv prevention editor at HIV InSite. good site bytheway.

There are several problems I've had in answering this question to people's... Read more »

Window Period and Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does Anyone know if there is a relationship between the Window Period and Symptoms.. If one is having symptoms, does this mean that antibodies are being developed? How long after symptoms will one test positive? Please Explain....

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