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  • Forensic Laboratory Analysis

    Viral Forensics checks the veracity of genetic viral load results.
  • Forensic Laboratory Analysis

    Viral Forensics checks the veracity of genetic viral load results.
  • Forensic Laboratory Analysis

    Viral Forensics checks the veracity of genetic viral load results.
  • Forensic Laboratory Analysis

    Viral Forensics checks the veracity of genetic viral load results.
  • Forensic Laboratory Analysis

    Viral Forensics checks the veracity of genetic viral load results.
  • Forensic Laboratory Analysis

    Viral Forensics checks the veracity of genetic viral load results.
  • Forensic Laboratory Analysis

    Viral Forensics checks the veracity of genetic viral load results.
  • Forensic Laboratory Analysis

    Viral Forensics checks the veracity of genetic viral load results.
  • Forensic Laboratory Analysis

    Viral Forensics checks the veracity of genetic viral load results.
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Welcome to Viral Forensics

Welcome to Viral Forensics

Image aligned to the right “The COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® HIV-1 Test is not intended for use as a screening test for the presence of HIV-1 in blood or blood products or as a diagnostic test to confirm the presence of HIV-1 infection.” (This quote is from the package insert that comes with the test.)

The genetic tests for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) act as surrogates or stand-ins for the presence of the virus itself. Until we see the human immunodeficiency virus, it is more than likely that doctors have mis- or over-interpreted your positive HIV test results. For this reason it is essential to check your HIV viral load results against a direct method such as electron microscopy (TEM).

By way of comparison, good correlations between surrogate viral load results and TEM detection of actual virus present in human samples have been demonstrated for astrovirus, polyomavirus, norovirus, rotavirus, torovirus, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, vaccinia, and hepatitis E virus. Inexplicably, this has not been done with the HIV tests.

So why bother with TEM? Many people and doctors believe that positive HIV test results prove infection with HIV. A positive HIV test condemns a person of being infected with HIV and having AIDS. Only direct scientific evidence, such as a negative TEM result, can nullify circumstantial and false-positive HIV test results. It’s analogous to DNA evidence leading to the release of an innocent person from prison.

The Principle is Straight Forward and Easy to Understand.

A portion of plasma is spiked with reference virus. This is the positive control. TEM images of virus in the positive control demonstrate that HIV should be detectable in the un-spiked plasma if the virus were present. An inability to detect HIV by TEM in the un-spiked plasma is evidence against the presence of infectious HIV.