What Types Of Blood Tests Identify Hiv
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Stanford University, School of MedicineAntibody tests are more sensitive and accurate then blood culture for HIV infection. You can culture HIV out of the blood, but it requires a certain expertise and equipment to do it properly. Even in the best hands not all infected people will have... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineI have not heard of such case previously, or if that is even plausible.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineAlthough HIV infection does have certain characteristics that can be identified in lymph nodes there would be no reason to use such an invasive test to confirm a diagnosis that can be accomplished with blood tests.... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHiTesting is all a matter of how long you want to wait. They are all accurate but some take longer than others. You can see if there is an option for a rapid test which would take 20 minutes. If this is not an option then any of other test are find... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI was tested at a local health department. She pricked my finger and placed several blots of my blood on a sheet of paper. Will this "dry" sample be adequate?
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Posted by Mssimone, 1 ReplyIs this a good thing?
Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV
American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News reported.
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Posted by T_BOOGIE, 3 RepliesDoes the type of test you take really make a difference, like besides the rapid test. I dont know what kind of test i took but the last one i took was negative. Does the type of test make that big of a difference? Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI had an exposure 1.5 months ago with a guy that knew he was HIV + but didnt tell me anything until yesterday... I did not use a condom... I think I may have a little swelling in my armpits... Does anybody know how to identify if this is happening?... Read more »
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