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PCR DNA Article
      #199755 - 07/12/06 08:28 PM

The CDC article below is interesting regarding a specific incident and how PCR testing was used. Of the pcr tests given in this instance only one was a negative that ended up being a positive, but that test occured less than 28 days after the exposure and pcr proviral DNA tests are deemed to be definitive only after 28 days. Interesting read...

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      #199879 - 07/13/06 01:51 PM

This is expensive and a lot of doctors suggest against it as there are a lot of false positives. The anxiety of not knowing can be crushing. I debated driving 4 hours to the states (i'm canadian) but I read by Dr Bob and a couple of other places that it is not worth it. THe costs were going to be 360$

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      #199957 - 07/14/06 01:34 AM

I'm not suggesting it. As you saw in the article they use Elisas too and they agreed with the pcrs after the right window. I did have a pcr due to my anxiety but a high rate of false positives is a big issue...

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