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P24 And Hiv Nucleic Acid Testing Hiv

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Nucleic Acid Testing -vs- P 24 antigen -vs- Antibody test's

Dear Bob,Just read your answer from your status dealing with the HIV. I do not feel you are living on borrowed time. I believe there is a bigger purpose for everthing. Yours is obvious to me, helping others. This will always give you an internal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thank you for your kind words and thoughtful prayers.I don't have any information about your potential HIV exposure, but barring extenuating circumstances, I would consider a negative ELISA at three months to be definitive. The additional... Read more »

Difference between p24 and viral load

Dr, what is the difference between a viral load and an antigen test, since both of them measure the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nucleic Acid Testing Could Help Detect HIV, Hepatitis C in Tissue Donations, Study Says

Nucleic acid testing could help detect HIV, hepatitis C and other viruses in donated human tissue, according to a study published in the Aug. 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine , the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. NAT, which was... 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 was developed in 1999, is used to test units of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Raleigh News & Observer Examines North Carolina's HIV Nucleic Acid Testing Program

The Raleigh News & Observer on Tuesday examined North Carolina's nucleic acid testing program -- which can detect HIV two to three weeks earlier than standard screening -- and its influence on HIV testing programs both nationally and... 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)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
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Can Antibody testing, 2 DNA PCR and a P24 be wrong

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have had the following NEGATIVE tests:

Antibody Tests: 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17 wks
Qual. DNA PCR's: 12(HIV-1, HIV-2), 15(HIV-1 Labcorp) wks
P24 Antigen: 17wks

Had an ARS illness, worst flu of my life almost 3 months ago and still have thrush, vision... Read more »

Nucleic Acid Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know what the Nucleic Acid Test for HIV and Hep C is and how accurate that is, way after the window period? It is not commercially used as far as I know. Is it similar to P24, PCR DNA or RNA or just an antibody test?


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p24 antigen test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is it true the p24 antigen test is only accurate 2-4 weeks after infection ? Read more »

p24 test info?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
So my docter recommended that I get a p24 antigen test 10 days after a possible exposure. Does anyone know exactly how accurate the test is and what the window period for that specific test is? I'll get my results any day now but and I plan on... Read more »