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Nucleic Acid Test To Monitor Hiv

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rna qualative (HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE 2009)

dear dr bob when do you reccomened the hiv rna qualative test for diagnostic purpose http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForPatientAdvocates/HIVandAIDSActivities/ucm124430.htm
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the text: "The test, however, is not meant to be used as a stand-alone test for the diagnosis of HIV-1 infection. A positive nucleic acid test should be viewed as an unconfirmed test result, indicating probable infection, and should be followed... Read more »

Role of HIV PCR (APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY FDA APPROVED FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE)

I am a family physician and first I wanted to commend your frank and frequently humorous answers to... Read more »

Nucleic acid testing

Dr. Holodniy,You mentioned nucleic acid testing in an answer a few months ago. How sensitive are... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Roche Amplicor HIV-1 Monitor and Roche Amplicor HIV-1 Monitor Ultrasensitive (RT-PCR) 2. Branched Chain DNA (bDNA) 3. Nucleic Acid Sequence-Based Assay (NASBA) 4. Other Viral Load Tests C. Drug Resistance Tests 1. Genotyping ... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...a notebook and use it whenever you go to the doctor to write questions you have and take notes and even write down all your monitoring test results. When you start taking medications, you can use this notebook to keep track of the names of your... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Clinical Research on HIV/AIDS Vaccines

...antibodies to the virus. plasmid DNA vaccine (nucleic acid vaccine) : direct injection of genes coding for HIV proteins. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...load tests detect pieces of HIV genetic material. They show up before the immune system manufactures antibodies. There is also "nucleic acid testing." It is similar to viral load testing. Blood banks use it to screen donated blood. The viral load... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...by HIV. These tests can be classified into those that: (a) detect antibody, (b) identify antigen, (c) detect or monitor viral nucleic acids, and (d) provide an estimate of T lymphocyte numbers (cell phenotyping). The focus of this discussion is... Read more »

SOBRE TEST DE HIV...???

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waiting for results...

Posted by Sal, 4 Replies
I have some of the symptoms. Flu like symptoms, dry throat, lots of flem, night sweats, dry cotton mouth, constantly tired. No swollen lymphs, sores or any fever. Another symptom, I haven't read this any where, but when I rest it feels like my... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »