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What Is Specific Test For Hiv

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Dr. Brian, what would that specific test be for HIV 2?

This was the question I asked you before:Dr. Brian, What test should I get? Will a PCR test detect both HIV 1 and HIV 2 virus? I have to get a PCR test, because I was on immunosuppressants for a long period of time for my transplant. Which PCR tests...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
There is a specific test for HIV-2 virus that is available for clinical use. It may only be available in certain academic centers, but all doctors should be able to order it and have the blood sample sent to the academic centre for testing. I... Read more »

Test for HIV specific CTL's:

Dr. Boyle, I have been classified as "HEPS" (highly exposed to HIV, persistently... Read more »

Hiv 2 specific test

Dr. Conway, is a specific test for HIV-2 a better and more accurate test than the HIV-1 and 2 combo... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Support Concrete and Specific HIV Prevention Measures in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy!

This week, 34 national leaders in HIV programming and policy sent a letter to President Obama with recommendations for core points essential to creating a Strategy that will advance our nation's HIV prevention response and lead to fewer HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: No Specific Plans Regarding More Gay HIV Infections

While city health officials propose substituting verbal for written consent for HIV tests and making HIV testing more routine, New York politicians have offered no particular strategy to address an apparent increase in new HIV infections among gay... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Antiviral Activity of Virus-Specific CD8 T Cells Linked to Rate of CD4 T Cell Decline in HIV Infection

The extent to which virus-specific CD8 T cell responses contribute to control of viral load and prevention of disease progression in HIV infection has long been a subject of conflicting data and controversy. Early tests of the ability of CD8 T cells... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Developing Specific AIDS-Defining Illnesses in Patients Co-Infected With HIV and Hepatitis C Virus With or Without Liver Cirrhosis

The authors wrote that "with the exception of lymphoma," there are "few data concerning the risk of specific opportunistic diseases in patients with and without hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection." In the current study, they evaluated "the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
tested negative for hiv and syphillis, hep b,c past six month period but have several strange markings like bruises(red spots) on palms of hand and soles of feet. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks GOD Bless all.

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Some specific questions I didn't came across, ever / and something interesting

Posted by absger, 2 Replies
First question:

The CDC says that HIV can be transmitted trough "small cuts or open sours".

I am sure that there are a lot of people out there that shave their "triangle" last-minute, e.g. minutes before the sexual act. Everybody knows that body... Read more »

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
To The Body Forum users,

Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations, and... Read more »

How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
From all the articles i read the specificity on the test is 100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period.

This was the fingerprick test

I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative
I tested 121 days after... Read more »