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Undetectable RNA Negative Antibodies

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negative after 7.5 months on antibody and multiple rna but cd8 suppressor is out of range

can i trust the results of my hiv tests after 7.5 months including several rna and dna pcr tests when my cd8 suppressor cells are out of range ?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes. Absofrickinlutely.Why are you even testing CD8 suppressor cells if your HIV-antibody tests, PCR RNA and PCR DNA tests are negative/undetectable? It appears much of your testing has been extensive, excessive, and unnecessary!Dr. Bob... Read more »

ars symptoms negative RNA and 3 generation antibody test

Hi! I had unprotected intercourse 12 times with someone of unknown status that I was dating at the... Read more »

testing pcr dna, rna, antibody

Would a negative pcr dna, negative eia/western blot, and an undetectable pcr rna at 10 weeks, rule... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

The New York Times on Friday examined an HIV blood test, which seeks out bits of the virus' RNA and can identify infections during the acute or primary phase. Standard rapid tests, which detect HIV antibodies, can provide immediate results but... Read more »
BETA

Real Talk: Undetectable -- The New Negative?

Moderator David Evans and panelist David Waggoner (photo: Liz Highleyman) More than 100 participants packed an auditorium on May 20 for San Francisco AIDS Foundation's latest Real Talk forum on HIV prevention strategies, including pre-exposure... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

HIV Can Be Found in Semen Even When Viral Load Is Undetectable in Blood

HIV can be detected in semen of men who have an undetectable viral load in blood, according to results of a 304-man study. 1 This finding underlines the importance of using condoms when having sex, even if a man is taking antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sexual Encounters With Undetectable HIV-Positive Men

Many HIV experts have recently become embroiled in a new controversy: Does an undetectable viral load translate to significant reduction in HIV transmission during sex? If so, are condoms necessary? What message should be imparted by physicians to... Read more »
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Undetected HIV-1 RNA,PCR at 17 weeks

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
hiya all i have the results of my 17 close to 18 weeks results of a PCR RNA for HIV-1 and it was undetected testing was done by COBAS AmpliPrep (Roche Molecular systems) qualification range of this assay is 48 to 10,000.000 copies i also went to a... Read more »

Rear undetectable strain, group, CRFs - false negative

Posted by Vasyl, 2 Replies
Hello!

I read a lot of literature about HIV after my indecent.
Now I made a conclusion I'm infected with some rear HIV strain/group/CRF which tests can't detect.
If you read my story you'll probably see there are too many facts which lead to this... Read more »

pcr undetectable & pcr negative

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hello worried fraternity !

after roughly 7 weeks after exposure i had my pcr results today and they came out undetectable. Does this mean that its negative ? If it is negative, then how accurate is pcr @ 7 weeks ? can somebody help me out ?

i learnt... Read more »

Difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know the difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Are these tests accurate? Any false negative or false positive results? Are they worth taking to evaluate early HIV infection when possible early HIV infection symptoms are present?

I... Read more »