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How can I get an HIV RNA and naat/dna testing?

How can I get an HIV RNA and naat/dna testing?

An accredited Lab: Why do you want this test? Have you had an antibody test for hiv? Was it positive? If positive, HIV nucleic acid testing will confirm the infection. You were exposed to HIV and antibody is negative HIV nat will detect the infection earlier. You doctor can order these tests through a pathology laboratory. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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How long should I wait to get HIV 1 DNA RNA test?

How long should I wait to get HIV 1 DNA RNA test?

Need more info: To give an answer to your question more information is needed. Did you recently start medications to treat hiv, then the answer is after about 1-2 months. Did you recently engage in a high risk activity, such as unprotected anal intercourse? In that case, I would advise first and foremost to use protection in the future and to be tested as soon as possible. Hiv may show up as soon as 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Is hiv-1-pcr quantitative and HIV RNA PCR quantitative same tests? Can DNA PCR test be quantitative?

Is hiv-1-pcr quantitative and HIV RNA PCR quantitative same tests? Can DNA PCR test be quantitative?

HIV testing: Yes. Viral testing can be qualitative or quantitative. Most HIV RNA testing is quantitative. ...Read more

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Ok the HIV RNA PCR will detect both hiv1and2 but what about HIV DNA pcr? Would this detect both types even if it was designed for hiv1 only?

Ok the HIV RNA PCR will detect both hiv1and2 but what about HIV DNA pcr? Would this detect both types even if it was designed for hiv1 only?

HIV: This is an RNA virus. It is called a retrovirus because when it enters a cell to create infection it is converted to DNA and intercalated into the cell's nuclear structure. The tests do not measure HIV DNA. You seem anxious over the possibility that you have HIV infection and you might want to chat with a therapist and stop having unprotected sex. ...Read more

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What are the % chances of having all false neg HIV 4th Gen test@7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 wks, DNA PCR@10, 12 wks & RNA PCR@20 wks?

What are the % chances of having all false neg HIV 4th Gen test@7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 wks, DNA PCR@10, 12 wks & RNA PCR@20 wks?

Virtually nil: With this many tests giving negative results, you have far greater chance of getting killed by lightening than HIV.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, 20+ hiv 4th gen test (upto 14 months), 1 rna pcr (@20 weeks), 2 dna pcr (@11 & 18 week). All neg. Am I 100% free of Hiv or need more tests?

Hi doctors, 20+ hiv 4th gen test (upto 14 months), 1 rna pcr (@20 weeks), 2 dna pcr (@11 & 18 week). All neg. Am I 100% free of Hiv or need more tests?

Free: You can quit testing.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Unprot sex with a female 5 years ago. Painful ejac. 2 weeks later, mono like 3rd wk. Many neg HIV test 3rd generation. (neg viral load 10 weeks, 3 neg DNA pcr, neg ab, neg RNA PCR today 5yrs. Hiv poss?

Unprot sex with a female 5 years ago. Painful ejac. 2 weeks later, mono like 3rd wk. Many neg HIV test 3rd generation. (neg viral load 10 weeks, 3 neg DNA pcr, neg ab, neg RNA PCR today 5yrs. Hiv poss?

Highly unlikley: But hopefully you were also tested for a host of other stds at the same time. The lesson is universal barrier protection. With mono-like illness this could be one of many other diseases, like cmv, toxoplasma, and so on. Only a detailed work-up is likely to clear this up, but then you have to ask yourself if it will make a difference in your long-term health, particularly if you are now better. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex on 15 june2016 with unknown. Had 12 hiv tests. Pcr Rna Pcr Dna 4th gen ag/ab All negative. Still have symptoms. Very depressed.

What symptoms?: You haven't mentioned any symptoms except depression, which isn't a symptom peculiar to the HIV infection that you don't have, you need counseling, see a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist, good luck ...Read more

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(-)4th gen hiv 1.5, 2.3.4.5.5.5 mnth, DNA PCR 10, 12 wk, RNA PCR 18 wk, vdrl, hsv, hcv, chlmydia 11, 16 wk. R these 100% conclusive after risky exposure?

(-)4th gen hiv 1.5, 2.3.4.5.5.5 mnth, DNA PCR 10, 12 wk, RNA PCR 18 wk, vdrl, hsv, hcv, chlmydia 11, 16 wk. R these 100% conclusive after risky exposure?

Stop testing!: You have been seriously overtested, especially for HIV. The 4th gen HIV tests are conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after exposure. All HIV tests after the one at 1.5 months were superfluous and a waste of money and time. The other tests also are conclusive and also didn't need to be done a second time. No matter how high the risk might have been, you can move on without worry. ...Read more

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What's the function of dna, rna?

What's the function of dna, rna?

Genetic info: To keep it simple: your dna has the genetic information about how a cell, multiple cells or organism replicates, functions, and develops. The RNA is the messenger in transmitting this genetic information. ...Read more

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What is the accuracy of the RNA HIV test?

What is the accuracy of the RNA HIV test?

Not for diagnosis: It's very useful for monitoring the response to hiv, and it's accurate to diagnose or rule out acute HIV infection in someone with symptoms, but for simply diagnosing HIV infection, the HIV serology (antibody test) is better. That's because people who aren't infected can have false positive RNA tests, and people who are positive can have false negative RNA test. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how precise is the RNA HIV test?

HIV PCR testing: HIV testing using PCR technology is extremely accurate, infact sometimes 'too accurate' since lab errors can (very rarely) occur if there are even just a few strips of genetic material contaminating another vial. Whatever ur doc is telling u on your lab report, I would tend to trust- unless it just doesn't make sense clinically. Remember all labs have to correlate with what's going on with the pt. ...Read more

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How long after exposure is an RNA HIV test accurate?

How long after exposure is an RNA HIV test accurate?

3-7 days: HIV RNA can be detected by available methods like PCR within 3-7 days after exposure. If you suspect exposure it is recommended that you start post exposure prophylaxis (medication) within 3 days or as early as possible ...Read more

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How long does it take to get HIV viral RNA results back?

How long does it take to get HIV viral RNA results back?

HIV: Obtaining results of pcr for viral RNA depends upon where you are, what laboratory the test is sent to, and the frequency with which they do their testing. In communities with large numbers of HIV patients this can usually be obtained within 24 hrs, but do not know how the military is handling this. The test is very rapid and should be back quickly, but with the government shutdown who knows? ...Read more

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Can you tell me is DNA prc HIV test after 8 days accurate!?

Can you tell me is DNA prc HIV test after 8 days accurate!?

Too soon: If you mean the test was done 8 days after the potential exposure to hiv, it was too soon to test. The test result may be accurate but inappropriate as it was done too early. See this site for info.
http://www. Sfaf. Org/hiv-info/testing/. ...Read more

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After how many weeks of Exposure would the 4th gen HIV test be more accurate than a NAAT or RNA test?

It depends...: Unless the exposure was especially high risk, e.g. unprotected non-oral sex with a KNOWN infected person, NAAT testing should not be done at all. The 4th gen blood tests usually are positive at 2-3 weeks and always by 4 weeks. That's probably what you need. If the risk may have been genuinely high (e.g. unprotected anal with another guy), don't test online; see doc or clinic in person. ...Read more

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Took a hiv rna with a rapid hiv test at 47 days past exposure, came back negative should I trust this and move on?

Move on, safetly: Be thankful for good health. Love wisely, love well, and cherish a memory -- human love is never perfect, and never totally safe, but you've given it and received it and that's a good thing. It's good that you're health conscious, and I hope that the years to come are safe and filled with real warmth. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dna (Definition)

Dna are the coding molecules found in all living things on earth which contain the instructions on how to build living things. Its is comprised the nucleotide molecules which are ...Read more