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What Does The Standard Hiv Test Detect In Patients

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Do standard blood tests detect early signs of cancers?

Does the standard blood tests performed at HIV clinics detect early signs of cancer? If not, are there any other ways to detect cancers (all kinds) before you become seriously ill?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask a simple and important question for which there is no easy answer. There is NO "standard blood test" to detect cancer. Oh how I wish that such a test would exist!The American Cancer Society and other organizations have... Read more »

Can HIV be detected in standard bloodtest?

Can HIV be detected in blood test/blood work that is not an HIV test? For example, blood taken from... Read more »

Does a standard Elisa detect Hiv 2?

Dear Doctor Frascino, This is my second attempt at posting a question. I... Read more »
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Detection of Acute HIV Infections in High-Risk Patients in California

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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

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California: Program Offers Free Early-Detection HIV Test

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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 Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 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?

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Is the test standardized?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it true that the aids test is not standardize meaning it does not meet a gold standard? I can't find out on the net info on it meeting standardization.

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Standard STD clinic tests should be done too

Posted by Anonymous
Standard STD clinic tests should be done along with AIDS HIV and get vaccinated for hepatitis.


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