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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...preventive medications. Viral Load Tests Viral load tests measure the amount of HIV in about a teaspoon of blood. The genetic material that the test measures is called HIV RNA. Testing viral load is important for monitoring HIV disease and how well therapy is working. When HIV levels decrease, it's a sign that potent anti-HIV therapy is working. When HIV levels increase, it's often a sign that a regimen is no longer working. In...
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are there viral load tests to monitor my hiv-2?

Dr. Young,Are there viral load tests to monitor hiv-2?Sandy
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...There aren't any commercially available tests to monitor HIV-2 viral loads. Some research centers (CDC, for example) might have such technology for special settings. BY Read more »

Concerned with HIV Testing and Monitoring in Developing countries.

BenjaminThanks for your effort and dedication that you and your team have demonstrated in helping us. We always marvel the information you share with us. Hey Benjamin a friend of mine is HIV+ and discovered this mid last year. Early this year her...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your post.In resource-limited countries, the standards for laboratory monitoring of HIV infection may differ significantly from the US or Europe.As you point out HIV viral load tests can be considerably more Read more »

The Amplicor HIV-1 Monitor Test

Why does Roche Diagnostic Systems, the designer of the Viral Load Test Kit, have the following disclaimer on their product?: "The Amplicor HIV-1 Monitor (viral load) test is not intended to be used as a screening test for HIV or as a diagnostic...
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 key to your question is "treatment decisions". This implies people are HIV antibody positive, with detectable viral loads, and require treatment for their HIV infection. That is what Roche has US FDA Read more »

HIV DNA Monitoring

I live in a European country where although treatment is free the quality is not always the best. I noticed a respose by Dr. Holodniy on 28/03 where he says that "HIV DNA has not been used to monitor treatment". My doctor uses bDNA HIV (Keq/ml) to...
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 bDNA assay is a technique to measure HIV RNA in blood plasma. This is quite different than measuring HIV DNA contained inside cells. Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

... Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Diagnostic Tests A. Antibody Tests 1. HIV-1 Antibody Screening Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...at a realistic risk of infection, then save your money, as these tests are not necessary. Do you want more information on HIV/AIDS, STDs or safer sex? Contact the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Health Line hotline, open 24 hours a day, seven... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Monitoring Tests for People With HIV

...Blood Count CD4 and CD8 Cell Tests Blood Chemistry Tests Blood Sugar and Lipid Tests Tests for Pathogens Other Than HIV HIV Viral Load Tests Treatment Monitoring Tests Conclusion Common Monitoring Tests for People With HIV ... 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 »
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ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Having to wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. Read more »

New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...What will losers like Aids2Hiv say when this test comes out ? Just proves that the newer generation tests are more accurate than what the 13 week nazis are Read more »

SOBRE TEST DE HIV...???

Posted by mincho, 2 Replies
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PCR tests do what?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...are posting about PCR tests and what they do. what do they do? how can they tell you so early whether or not your have the HIV? and other people say the pcr tests are not 100%...if they are so great why are they not the 100% accurrate? thx. Read more »