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HIV tests - genetic?

How do you test for HIV? Can it be determined GENETICALLY? Is the 'Line Immunoassay' method as successful as the Western Blot and ELISA methods, and how does it work?
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
You can look for antibodies to HIV or you can look for HIV itself through PCR testing among others. Line assays or recombinant immunoblot assays are equivalent to western blot testing. The assays have pieces of HIV stuck to paper strips which bind... Read more »

Genotyping???

Can you please explain to me what genotyping is??And how it's done? And are there different strains... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

...This process happens very quickly -- HIV canmake billions of new viruses every day. When making new viruses, HIV must copyits genetic information. Copying happens so fast that mistakes are made. Thesemistakes are called mutations, and they occur... Read more »
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Genetic Test Predicts Response to Maraviroc in Treatment-Experienced HIV Patients

... Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada -- A genetic approach to determining HIV tropism can be used to effectively identify patients who will respond to treatment with the CCR5 antagonist Read more »
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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 for Polymerase Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

RNA/PCR/NAAT Test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...talking about a version of this RNA test. Comparing antibody and RNA tests HIV antibody tests are the most common and standard tests for HIV. They can test blood or oral fluids. The As someone 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 for Polymerase Read more »