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Meaning Of Hiv
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
What does meaning of HIV 1/2 antibodies NEG. Does mean the test checks for both antibodies&antigens as well? What is common test for HIV in pregnancy?
Which HIV tests are considered genetic?what the meaning of genetic test?is HIV DNA PCR a genetic test?and what type of test can detect all HIV types?
Report value result is cut of index 0.553 reference range cut of index 0.90 non reactive negative for HIV 1 and HIV 2 what is meaning of 0.553 n 0.90?
Antibody Testing: This sounds like a good question. This is the way antibody testing is reported by labs when searching for viral infections. If the antibody response is not acute enough one is not considered to be infected. Any further testing in this case should be based upon risk and recent experience. One can also be tested by searching for the genetic material of the HIV virus instead of antibody testing. ...Read more
My wife is pregnant at ninth month, her HIV test result is 0.27 s/co "non-reactive", what is the meaning of this result?
I read,"HIV transmits when HIV infected body fluid comes in directly contact with mucus membrane." what is the exact meaning of "directly contact"?
How long can std's live on the hands, let's say if i fingered a woman? I read here that alcohol or soap will not kill HIV etc, when "cleaning up" after protected sex, meaning your hands, groin etc.
What is Hiv?
HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An HIV test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of AIDS. http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more