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RT/enzyme test: could it mean a good VL test for all strains of HIV 1 and HIV 2?

Dr. Holodniy,In a recent answer, you discussed research into tests that look for the RT enzyme (versus current PCR RNA tests) - if this different testing method for RT/enzymes proves valid, does that mean that - for the first time - there will be...
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 guess we'll just have to see the data from large studies with different subtypes to answer your questions. Read more »

Tested Positive - Elisa HIV 1 & HIV 2

Dr.Doc,Yesterday i went picked up my HIV test results & they were positive- the Lab did Elisa HIV 1... Read more »

HIV 1/2 ELISA test in Canada

Dr. Conway:I have tested negative at 8 wks, 13 wks, 4 mo, 5 mo and >6 mo by the HIV 1/2 Elisa done... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...Tested for HIV? Why Should I Get Tested? What Tests Are Available? Where Can I Get Tested? Is There a Vaccine to Prevent HIV Infection? What Is HIV? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...you have will usually fall. This is a sign that your immune system is being weakened. A normal CD4 count for someone without HIV is usually between 500 and 1,600. Experts generally agree that when your CD4 count goes below 350, you're at a high... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...16 and 22 million people aged 18-64 years are tested for HIV annually. However, of more than one million people living with HIV in the U.S., it is estimated that about one-quarter (252,000 to 312,000 persons) are unaware of their HIV status.... Read more »
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Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with today's 1/2 tests ? I'm Finding a... Read more »

HIV + 1 MONTH

Posted by KAMIL1, 3 Replies
WANT TO HAVE A 2ND BABY STILL SCARED OF + RESULTS A MONTH AGO STILL IN SHOCK AT TIMES LEARNING TO DEAL HAVE REALLY NO CHOICE NEED ANSWERS FROM OTHER HIV + FEMALES IN EARLY,20'S Read more »

Third Generation Test (HIV1 AND 2)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...test used in sweden are ELISA third generation test and are HV 1 combined with HIV 2 and and the accurracy is the same for both HIV 1 and 2 But also HIV 1 test in most cases will also pick up HIV 2 but are not as good as HIV 1 and 2 combined in... Read more »

NR hiv 1 & 2?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...i saw my hiv test as NR non reacative? for hiv 1 & 2 it was a blood drawn test so it's elisa right? it was done at my DR's office and 3months post exposure. anyway just curious Read more »