|pcr dna in newborns
Jan 28, 2006
There is no data regarding pcr dna but it sounds that so far pretty much everbody who is truly positive will also have also a positive pcr dna at after a month.Why it is not so with newborns and some will show a positive pcr after a neg pcr at one month.Does it have to do with the antibodies still present from the mother in the first months that help keep in check the virus?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
HIV antibodies are not related to DNA PCR. A positive DNA PCR test has to do with when a baby is infected. If the fetus is infected in the uterus prior to birth then it is likely the test will be positive at birth. If the baby becomes infected at the time of birth or from infected breast milk after birth then the test will become positive later.
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