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Hiv Virus In Plasma

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Testing for HIV in places other than plasma.

Dr. Bob,Since 2003, I have had 11 total HIV tests, all negative and these were various kinds of tests. Yet since Sept of 2009, I've been gradually losing weight in my legs, and even my shoes aren't fitting the same. Yet nothing shows up on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello M,You're wondering if I've ever seen someone with 11 negative HIV tests over a period of seven years turn out to be HIV infected. The answer is an emphatic and unqualified no!M, whatever is causing Read more »

RNA PCR vs DNA PCR?

DR:What is the difference between the two? Which one is more accurate in making sure if one has... Read more »

What is Log Plasma RNA?

I read an article entitled Can HIV Be Cured, and in it there was a graphic of the Idealized Effect... Read more »
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Poster Session 22339: A Comparison Between Seminal Plasma RNA and Blood Plasma RNA in HIV+ Men Who Receive Either Zidovudine (ZDV) Plus Lamuvidine (3TC) or ZDV Plus 3TC Plus Indinavir

...around 3.5 logs and 4.8 logs respectively. Semen plasma HIV levels could be measured down to the 1000 copies/mL level, while blood plasma was measured to the 400 copies/mL level. After 24 weeks of treatment, semen HIV levels were below... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves Bayer, Roche HIV Tests for Use on Blood Plasma, Organs

... FDA has approved HIV tests made by Bayer and Roche that are able to detect the virus in blood plasma, Bloomberg News/New York Times reports ( Bloomberg News/New York Times , 3/3). Blood plasma is used in many protein-based Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Marion County, Ind., Officials Charge Five People With Knowingly Selling Their HIV-Positive Blood Plasma

...Officials in Marion County, Ind., on Thursday charged five people with allegedly selling their blood plasma despite knowledge of their HIV-positive status -- the first such cases in the county, the Indianapolis Star reports. The Read more »
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Abstract No. 331: Viral Fitness in Patients with Discordant CD4 and Plasma HIV RNA following Protease Inhibitor Failure

...The authors begin with the observation that discordant evolution of CD4 counts and plasma viral RNA is observed in patients following protease inhibitor therapy. They offer several hypotheses: The fall in CD4 is Read more »
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sjb1 explain this from dr.gallant

Posted by mental_case
...detail? The quantitative HIV RNA is what is typically referred to as the "viral load" assay. It measures the amount of HIV virus in plasma. The qualitative test is an HIV DNA PCR, which simply tells you whether HIV DNA is present or... Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Questions about HIV Testing? What is HIV Antibody Testing? HIV testing determines whether or not you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This virus destroys the body's ability to fight off illness, and is the cause of... Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hospital of Fort-de-France, Martinique, French West Indies. cisih-mart@sasi.fr Although the simultaneous transmission of either human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus or HIV and hepatitis B virus from a single source has... Read more »

To gman about post below

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My post below named knowledge needed is not about late seroconversion, but about the virus being in your system and being missed by the ELISA. I agree totally that if it is your system the test will pick it up but i needed to know if there is any... Read more »