What secondary testing is helpful in the diagnosis of HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Shelley A Gilroy, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Secondary testing that may be performed to assist with diagnosis or staging includes the following:

  • Viral culture

  • Lymph node biopsy

  • Proviral DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

  • Genotyping of viral DNA/RNA


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