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PCR test for HIV detection

I had sex with a sex-worker and suspected that I may have somehow contracted HIV. I did the PCR test for H1 & H2 virus which only detects presence of the virus and does not give the count. This test did not detect the presence of any virus. However...
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
Probably not. MH Read more »

Tested HIV+ and no detectable virus after 11 months

HelloI suspiciously tested positive in August 2000. What I mean by that is that I initially tested... Read more »

Non-detectable and HIV test

I was recently visiting friends on vacation and all of us visited a health fair where free HIV test... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...there. This raised the question, which we tried to answer in this poster: How do the variety of available and now newly available HIV tests perform given that there is so much acute infection that was previously unrecognized in these testing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.C. Researchers Find Cost-Effective Way of Conducting HIV Test That Detects Virus Earlier, Could Reduce Spread of Disease

...Carolina Division of Public Health on Wednesday announced they have found a cost-effective way to use an improved but expensive HIV test that can detect the virus weeks earlier than standard screening, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

...writes in a Washington Post opinion piece, adding, "It takes only 20 minutes." According to Gerson, he recently received an HIV test in the Ward 7 neighborhood of Washington, D.C., which has become a "new ground zero in the American AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Local Governments Often Must Decide Between Using Quick or Early Detection HIV Tests

...Times on Monday examined the "quandary" faced by local public health officials nationwide over whether to fund and promote an HIV test that provides quick results or one that is able to detect the virus in its earliest stages but does not... 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 »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2? Thanks Read more »

can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer 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 »