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Hi, i'm hcv+ genotype 3 , RNA PCR quantitative is 1730256 iu/ml, is it alalarming should I start medication , my lft's are ok for last 2 mnth please advise?
Wait: There will be more and better options to treat this within the year. ...Read more
I have a positive antibody but a negative HCV RNA virus c genotype 4 after one year same result i didn't take any medication before or now ?
Hi, my HCV RNA PCR is 1730256 iu/ml.And genotype is 3 what medication I should discuss with my doctor , what are the options i've please advise.Thank you.
Many options.: This is an exciting time for new treatments for hepatitis c. There are many recent new studies and new medications which have been approved. I would recommend that you see a good liver specialist who treats hepatitis c on a regular basis and ask him what the latest treatments are, and what is most appropriate for your situation. It is very important to get it treated, if recommended. Good luck. ...Read more
Good ?: But fortunately these drugs are pretty specifi to a target. ...Read more
6 past inconclusive anti-hcv tests,2 recent negative ones,1 inconclusive last week.do not do drugs but risky sex.Do I have hcv? Doc will not do rna
No need, no risk: If your doctor thought you were at risk and might have HCV, I'm sure she would have done an RNA test. And it sounds like you're not at risk. Contrarly to popular beliefs and some online claims, HCV is not a proved STD except by traumatic (bloody) anal practices in gay men. Frequency of infection is no higher in heterosexual partners of people with HCV, and no higher if 100 vs 3 lifetime partners. ...Read more
How common is sexual transmission of hepatitis C?Had RNA test with lower limit of 15IU/ml, negative, never did drugs only sex w/multiple partners.
Hi, what are the antiviral drug for dengue virus spesifically the rna-dependant RNA polymerase as the potential target? Thanks
None yet: Dengue fever and its severe form, dengue hemorrhagic fever, have no cure nor vaccine. One path of research is to find a way to use nucleoside analogs to block the viral rna-dependent RNA polymerase (coded by ns5), which copies the viral genetic material. So far, no drug has been approved yet. Not sure if anyone has found and submitted such a drug to the fda (food and drug administration). ...Read more
Is a PCR RNA test for HIV the same as a nucleic acid test? A doctor has told me this is no more accurate than a DUO test after 28 days post exposure..
Too complex for a: Short answer. Dna provides the code for making proteins that carry out most of the functions in the body. Rna is the step between dna and protein. Briefly, dna is transcribed into rna; RNA is further processed to the right size and content and translated into proteins. Both dna and RNA also have complex regulatory functions. ...Read more
Explain why the accuracy of RNA transcription is not critical as the accuracy of DNA replication?
DNA vs RNA; does Genbank cover both DNA/RNA ID's? If Genabank is only DNA, where would I find a "database with RNA ID's?
Genbank should cover:
im not sure what kind of info you are looking for, relative to genetic sequences, but the NCBI website has a breadth of info.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/guide/dna-rna/ ...Read more
Chances of getting exposed to hiv1 group N or P in Canada? And 4th Gen (abbot) and RNA (cobas) test not picking it up? please answer, Thanks
Get checked: Chance of contracting HIV depends on type of sex: Receptive anal circumcised 1/909 exposures, uncircumcised 1/161; Receptive vaginal 1/1250, insertive vaginal 1/2500; Oral sex very low & unknown but not considered to be zero. Testing is quite good. If you get a negative test, then be sure to repeat it after 3 months after the suspect exposure. Hope that helps. ...Read more
RNA polymerase is an enzyme that unwinds the genetic code to begin transcription of the 'source material' -the base pairs. It moves the nucleotides into position, facilitates attachment and elongation, and helps with other replicative functions.
It is found in negative strand RNA viruses and dsRNA viruses. Also, some positive strand RNA viruses, such as poliovirus have the enzyme too. ...Read more
About 95%: RNA testing for HIV isn't usually recommended excapt in very high risk situations, like unprotected sex with a known-infected partner. But a negative result at 12 days probably is around 95% conclusive. For 100%, also have an HIV antibody blood test at 4 weeks. The combination of those two negative results will be conclusive. In the meantime, you can be very confident you weren't infected. ...Read more
Yes, but...: The HIV RNA tests are checking for the presence of certain parts of HIV. When positive, it can give us an idea of how much HIV is present. Most of the time, when positive, it highly suggests HIV infection. However, in rare instances, there can be false positive tests, which mean that a positive test may represent something else, not HIV. Thus, the best test for HIV is a standard HIV antibody test. ...Read more
Companies: You would be better served "Googling" the question and several will come up. ...Read more
?: PCR RNA test for? Ca. Be done for more than one thing ...Read more
Yes conclusive: By itself, the 4th generation blood test is 100% conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. The negative RNA test wasn't necessary unless you had a particularly high risk exposure, but it confirms you don't have HIV. Assuming you haven't had post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), which if unsuccessful can delay positive testing, you don't need any further tests. ...Read more