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How Soon Can A Test Detect Hiv

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Will Herpes test detect HIV?

Doctor Bob,I have had a genital swab test done for Herpes. The test being done is a PCR test.Because HIV can be detected by PCR does this mean that this test will detect HIV if it is present in my body?Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Will a herpes test detect HIV? No, of course not. If it did, it would be called an HIV test, right? PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction. It's a laboratory Read more »

Is HIV- antibodies the best test to detect HIV+? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2010) (ELITE SUPPRESSORS, 2010)

I have a friend of mind who hasn't taken any medications for HIV since 2006 and has maintained 0... Read more »

Rapid test detect HIV before Western Blot?

Could a rapid HIV test (specifically Uni-Gold which claims to be able to detect HIV as soon as 3-4... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...replicating but the immune system has not mounted a response. According to the Times , although many health officials and HIV/AIDS experts see detecting newly infected HIV-positive people as an "important next step in controlling the spread of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

OraSure Acquires License to Use Rapid Test to Detect HIV-2 in Oral Samples

...the person is 99.3% likely to be HIV-positive, although a laboratory test is required to confirm the result ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 3/29). The new licensing agreement with Bio-Rad Laboratories , which owns patents on HIV-2, allows... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

London's Times Examines Test Aimed at Detecting Potential HIV/AIDS Vaccines

... The London Times on Monday examined a test that aims to identity the "best potential AIDS vaccine from among other less promising products." According to the Times , early results from the test indicate that it can Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chinese Firm Develops Test to Detect HIV in Five Minutes

...are infected with HIV and has warned that some 10 million people could be infected by 2010 unless effective action is taken. UNAIDS said increased prostitution, rapidly changing sexual attitudes and IV drug use are the main factors contributing... Read more »
Connect With Others

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »

can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »