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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


Dr. Mitchell Blass Dr. Blass
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
25 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez Dr. Prieto-hernandez
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Is it possible for current hiv tests including 4th gen, pcr rna and dna, to not detect the hiv infection upto years or 6 month is 100% conclusive?

Not possible: The tests you had are among the most reliable tests that exist for any medical disorder. With these results, no es posible que Ud. Tiene HIV.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

Dr. Michael Roberts Dr. Roberts
Family Medicine
7 years in practice
St Matthew's University
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Does hivcontain rna/dna?

Does hivcontain rna/dna?

Yes: And it can be detected by testing for HIV rna.

Dr. Seema Patel Dr. Patel
Holistic Medicine
23 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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How sensitive is the RNA HIV test?

HIV RNA testing: Nearly 100% if done at least fourteen days after exposure.

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Can you tell me how precise is RNA HIV test?

HIV RNA tests: 100% effective if at least fourteen days after exposure.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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