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Viral Load Testing For Hiv

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Viral load tests for HIV-I vs HIV-II

Are the same viral load tests used for both HIV-1 and II? I thought Iread somewhere that tests were not as reliable in measuring HIV-II.Thank you.
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
...Tests which measure HIV-1 viral load are not used to measure HIV-2 viral load. Although the viruses are similar, they are differentenough that an HIV-1 viral load Read more »

Viral load test as HIV screening test

Dear Dr. Holodniy,Four weeks after a risky sexual exposure (unprotected oral sex), I experienced... Read more »

Viral load test and HIV-2

Does the newer viral load tests also pick up HIV-2? My doctor said it does. Is that correct? Read more »
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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

...bloodstream, or the viral load, is highest -- most health care providers and the New York City government do not use or promote viral load testing for HIV diagnosis, Paul Galatowitsch, a health care consultant; Antonio Urbina, director of... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About HIV Viral Load Tests From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Viral Load Basics | Viral Load Test Results | Viral Load and HIV Treatment | Viral Load "Blips" | Viral Load and HIV Transmission Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

... As a person with HIV, having your viral load tested will likely be an importantpart of your plan to stay healthy. You will have the test done regularly,and it will be Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Receive Grant to Develop Hand-Held Self-Monitoring Test for HIV Viral Loads

...grant worth two million euros, or about $2.67 million, to develop a self-monitoring system for HIV-positive people that measures viral loads through a finger-prick of blood, BBC News reports. The device's sensors, called microcantilever arrays,... 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 »

Quick Query

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...it a safe assumption that I hadn't developed a detectable amount of antibodies by this time, that I would have a detectable viral load? Deep down know for 99.99% certain that I am negative given my last test result but I am just exploring all... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...routine. Despite the availability of a reliable method to detect this initial phase of infection, the polymerase chain reaction viral load test, medical providers worldwide will diagnose only about one of every 60,000 cases of acute HIV... Read more »

Viral Load Testing.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...tingling in my legs, numbness in fingertips. While he didn't necessarily think those symptoms were HIV related, he did offer a viral load test. He didn't exactly come out and say that he didn't put alot of faith in the HIV antibody test but I... Read more »