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Nat Testing For Hiv

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HIV NAT, Antigen Testing

Doctor,I have heard that NAT testing and Antigen testing is the most accurate testing yet to test for HIV infection before antibodies are even formed and these tests can detect HIV within 2 weeks after an exposure. If you were tested with these 2...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...antibodies within the first month of infection, but tests are not considered accurate until three months have elapsed.Other testing methods should only be used if your exposure was of significant risk (unprotected anal or vaginal sex with an HIV... Read more »

RE: TESTING LIMITATIONS--HIV-2??

Thank you Doc. All of my antibody tests were HIV 1/O/2 by quest,labcorp, and rapid tests oraquick... Read more »

hiv testing of blood 1988

I have a friend who recieved a blood transfusion as an infant in 1988. In the past 2 months he... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

...serology rate announced through this survey does not mean that we should fold our hands and say Cameroon is not really affected by HIV/AIDS," adding, "This is the time for us to examine the strategies used to fight the pandemic and seek ways of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Reveals Promise for HIV Test

... In San Diego County, a program that integrated nucleic acid testing (NAT) with rapid-result HIV antibody screening helped increase the HIV case detection yield -- especially in settings that cater Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

...whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV and HCV in blood using a semi-automated system and is expected to further ensure the safety of whole blood and blood... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Baltimore Launches HIV Nucleic Acid Testing Program

... Baltimore health clinics have started to provide nucleic acid testing, which can detect HIV one to two weeks after infection, the Baltimore Sun reports (Bor, Baltimore Sun , 7/12). NAT, which Read more »
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hiv rna / nat testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
does this test cuts the window period , I took this type of test out too 19 months neg not detected and neg elisa and wb's. thanks god bless Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR 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 »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process of extracting and amplifying the genetic material of an... Read more »