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Window Period Hiv Nucleic Acid Test

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What,s the window period for HIV RNA nucleic acid testing?

Because I did one within 27 days and then a nucleic acid test around 8 weeks and around 11 weeks and 12 weeks, all came back negative. Now I can put this all behind me but after being raped at 35 years old and I'm a guy . and I have a partner since...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...In theory, the HIV RNA test could be positive within a few hours or days after a person has become infected. The test is most useful early after Read more »

HIV NAAT Test & Hepatitis

I just took a negative Hiv test (@ 7 weeks with rapid Elisa) at the AHF clinic here in Los... Read more »

rna qualative (HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE 2009)

dear dr bob when do you reccomened the hiv rna qualative test for diagnostic purpose... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...load tests detect pieces of HIV genetic material. They show up before the immune system manufactures antibodies. There is also "nucleic acid testing." It is similar to viral load testing. Blood banks use it to screen donated blood. The viral load... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...results must be confirmed by a traditional blood sample ( ELISA plus WB ). RNA / NAAT Testing The "NAT" or "NAAT" test (nucleic acid amplification test) is used to detect the presence of genetic material that is specific to HIV. It is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...antigen/antibody assays reduce the diagnostic window period by circa six days compared to single antibody testing alone. The addition of a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) for HIV RNA to an HIV screening algorithm increases the... Read more »
The Body PRO

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

...summary of results of our HIV testing program for the last five years. We realized after North Carolina started doing pooled nucleic acid amplification testing, or NAT, that we would start doing this. In September of 2003, we became the second... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...by HIV. These tests can be classified into those that: (a) detect antibody, (b) identify antigen, (c) detect or monitor viral nucleic acids, and (d) provide an estimate of T lymphocyte numbers (cell phenotyping). The focus of this discussion is... Read more »

Nucleic Acid Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know what the Nucleic Acid Test for HIV and Hep C is and how accurate that is, way after the window period? It is not commercially used as far as I know. Read more »

The window period is LESS than 2 weeks? READ!

Posted by rjasin123, 2 Replies
...window period can be shortened to about two weeks using p24 antigen assays or reduced to one week with the implementation of nucleic acid detection assays. Consequently, the window period between infection and detection of infection may be less... Read more »

Window Period Check this out!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...window period can be shortened to about two weeks using p24 antigen assays or reduced to one week with the implementation of nucleic acid detection assays.(13) Consequently, the window period between infection and detection of infection may be... Read more »