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Polymerase Chain Reaction Test For Hiv

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Viral Load/HIV type 1,2 cross reactions and viral mutations

You guys have a great informative site here. The best one on the web. Keep up the good work. I was wondering if you could tell me if a viral load, pcr, elisa, or wb Hiv test would react if someone were infected with type hiv 2 type virus. I had...
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
The assays are constantly updated. So they take into account changes that the virus is undergoing. HIV-1 Viral load, PCR and WB would not react if HIV-2 infection were present. Rarely, HIV-1 ELISA tests have been positive when HIV-2 were present.... Read more »

Using Polymerase to Combat Infection?

I have been told that there aren't many t-4 receptors in the human body. If the genetic code... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Hypersensitivity Test for Ziagen Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for... Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral Load? The viral load test measures the amount... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Level Testing

What Is Drug Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

What Is Resistance? How Does Resistance Develop? Types of Resistance Phenotypic Testing Genotypic Testing Virtual Phenotype Cross-Resistance Problems With Resistance Testing What Is Resistance? HIV is "resistant" to a drug if it keeps... Read more »
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I am a link in a chain of sick people...

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I am a link in a chain of sick people, all connected sexually. We are all clinically undiagnosed. Personally, I am extremely ill(with tumors popping up all over my body).

We are definitely carrying something. Its definitely an undiagnosed sexually... Read more »

HIV Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am still reading a lot about HIV testing and home tests and PCR tests and DNA test this symptom, that symptom and so on and so on. Where are people getting all of these tests??? Where is all the missinformation people seem to come up with coming... Read more »

how accurate is hiv dna test

Posted by gpboy, 1 Reply
i have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.

i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »

Hiv pcr testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, would a hiv pcr test be best to get if you have ohl(hairy tongue on the tongue and white creamy cheeks)? I am past the 6month window period. Last negative was Jan 01. Last exposure was June 2000. Thanks and God Bless.

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