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What Is Rna In Hiv Test

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RNA testing in conjunction with HIV test

Hello Dr. Bob,I would really appreciate it if you could help me. I have had tests done at six and weeks post possible exposure for HIV. Both tests are negative. I understand this window is more definitive at 12 weeks. However, I also had an RNA test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your "undetectable" quantitative RNA plasma viral load test is very encouraging. However, PCR RNA tests are not recommended for routine HIV screening. (See below.)Dr. Read more »

HIV Antibody and RNA testing windows

I was contacted by a county health department worker and told I was "named" as a partner of someone... Read more »
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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 »
The Body

Glossary

...within a person is able to reproduce itself even if the person is taking medications designed to keep it from doing so. Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) A nucleic acid, found mostly in the cytoplasm of cells, important in the synthesis of proteins.... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an HIV test. Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? The CDC estimates that about 21% of HIV-positive people do not know... Read more »
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HIV PCR By RNA test

Posted by mobieorly123, 1 Reply
What's the deal with that test, its supposed to give you a positive or negative after 28 days of any kind of sexual contact, reliable test? I know esmerelda is going to call me a retarded hypocondriac so I was wondering has any actual info on that... Read more »

hiv rna / nat testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
does this test cuts the window period , I took this type of test out too 19 months neg not detected and neg elisa and wb's. thanks god bless Read more »

hiv rna test

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...dept thought you was too have any stds , dont they have to tell you so you dont spread it to next person . thanks, Does Hiv Rna cuts the window period Read more »

hiv rna by pcr ultra testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
... if someone had 15.000 rna copies wont this test will pick up any copies from 50 and up thanks i took alot of this test and 400 copies was not det also Read more »