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When Should HIV RNA Testing Be Used

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Initial HIV RNA test result <75

A friend was informed of a positive test result last week, and just received his first RNA count, which came back as < 75. Is this normal, or could this be an early indicator of a rare false positive?
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
...It is not common, but certainly seen in people with HIV infection. Read more »

HIV RNA Test/HIV DNA PCR Test

Dr Brook, to one of your answers dated 28 October 2001, DNA PCR Test while Pregnant you said that... Read more »

HIV RNA test center in los angeles?

hi, doctor. could you please tell me where can i take a HIV RNA test in Los angeles, california.... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

RNA Test to Detect HIV During Acute, Primary Phase Not Widely Used, New York Times Reports

...be the source of 10% to 50% of all new HIV transmissions, the Times reports. Although CDC has done pilot studies of RNA testing in some cities, current national guidelines focus more on widespread antibody testing. According to the Times ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: San Francisco AIDS Foundation Seeks 50 Percent Cut in HIV by 2015

...infection, could be released as early as June. In addition, City Clinic and the SFAF-funded Magnet clinic in the Castro are using ribonucleic acid (RNA) testing to discover the most recently acquired HIV infections. SFAF's goals will also be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers Develop HIV Fighter

...A form of ribonucleic acid (RNA) developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the potential to be a new weapon against HIV. The short Read more »
The Body PRO

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled, "A Clinical Study of Antigen/Antibody Rapid Testing for Acute HIV Infection." 1 This is a study that is unique in a couple of ways. It's essentially a... Read more »
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hiv rna test

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
... I heard it looks for hiv in your blood, if the health dept thought you was too have any stds , dont they have to tell you so you dont spread it to next Read more »

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 TESTING CUTS THE WINDOW PERIOD WITH ELISA

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...http://www.metrokc.gov/health/apu/rna-testing/RNA-facts.pdf 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 »