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Viral Load And Hiv Infection

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Can I be tested for viral load instead of HIV to see if I'm infected?

Just one more question. If am feeling really anxious about knowing if I'm HIV possitive and can't waid 3 months for the test can I be tested for a viral load to see if it is hight to indicate that I might be infected?
Nancy Breuer

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WorkPositive, Inc.
...Viral load testing is more costly than an HIV test and not a good way to manage anxiety. If the anxiety is eating you up--as I assume it Read more »

HIV+ "undetected" viral load and infection

My partner is HIV+ and has been for 7years-3 years he has been hiv- undetected virual load...I am... Read more »
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Abstract 5: Cervicovaginal and Plasma HIV-1 Viral Load Among HIV-infected Women on HAART and Non-HAART Therapy

...This was a cross-sectional study of 176 HIV-infected women (46% were IDUs) who had paired viral load assays (using NASBA) from the cervix (CVL) and plasma (PVL). Immunologically, 24% had a CD4 count 500 cells/mL. Regarding antiretroviral Read more »
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High Replication Capacity is Not Associated With High Baseline Viral Load in Untreated Patients With Primary HIV Infection

... High Replication Capacity Is Associated With High Baseline Viral Load in Untreated Subjects With Primary HIV Infection (Oral 152) Authored by S.J. Little, S.D.W. Frost, J.P. Routy, A.C. Collier, J.B. Margolick, E.S. Daar, R.A. Koup, B. Conway, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Compare Different Antiretroviral Combination Therapies' Ability to Suppress Viral Loads in Patients on Initial Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

...the antiretroviral drug efavirenz is the most effective among two other widely used antiretroviral regimens at suppressing HIV viral loads for initial treatment of HIV-1 infection, according to a study published in the May 15 issue of the New... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City's Refusal to Use Viral Load Testing for HIV Diagnosis Will Not Prevent Infections, Opinion Piece Says

... Despite the availability of a "reliable method to detect [the] initial phase" of HIV infection -- which is when the amount of HIV in the bloodstream, or the viral load, is highest -- most health care providers and the New Read more »
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hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies hiv viral load <400. Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...drugs, while AIDS doctors throughout the world started using viral load for everything from diagnosing illness to confirming HIV infection. The new uses for viral load emerged and gained popular acceptance despite the fact that, according to... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...of HIV cases at its clinics. San Francisco established the same testing program in 2003, and has identified 10 percent more HIV infections. By our conservative calculations, if New York City submitted the approximately 38,000 HIV tests it... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
is a PCR accurate at 5 months after exposure or does it have to be done sooner? Read more »