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11 Feb 2004

PRESENCE OF THE VIRUS ON HIV + PATIENTS
COULD THE EXPERT ANSWER TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS PLEASE.

1. WHEN DOES THE VIRUS BECOME DETACTABLE IN HIV INFECTED PEOPLE?

2. DOES THE VIRUS REMAIN DETACTABLE THROUGHOUT THE ILLNESS?

3. A PCR IS USED TO DETECT THE VIRUS, IS THIS TEST RELIABLE?

4. ARE THERE ANY PRONS AND CONS WHEN USING THE PCR TEST?

PLEASE RESPOND AS SOON AS U CAN.

THANK YOU
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01 Jan 0001

1. +/- 2 weeks after infection
2.Yes but it can become undetectable if your immunesystem is strong or if you take antiviral medication
3.Yes
4.Yes it is expensive but very reliable
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