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Negative Pcr DNA At 4 Months

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Pos Elisa Neg PCR DNA and RNA 6 months later

In June I had a neg. elisa, neg westblot, postive pcr 10,000 copies. The Dr said that number could be an error. The next day on repeated test I have neg. elisa neg WB and PCR 2050. 4 months later pos elisa, pos WB and negative PCR DNA and Neg RNA....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
keep me posted on your results. Read more »

Low White Blood Cell Count & ELISA, DNA-PCR

What, if any does a low white blood cell count have on antibody production and ELISA testing at 6... Read more »

Chewing tobbacco and false negative?

Hello im a healthcare worker that had an exposure to blood 5 months ago, i got a unknown status... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (DNA-PCR) 2. Plasma HIV RNA Assays III. Monitoring Tests A. Lymphocyte Analysis ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...can detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...the branched-chain DNA test ( bDNA ), is made by a company called Chiron (pronounced "KAI-ron"). The reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR (commonly called the PCR ) test is made by Roche (pronounced "RO-sh").... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations -- HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations for Clinicians Regarding 2009 H1N1 Influenza

...influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) and direct immunofluorescence assays (DFAs) are lower than real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) tests and viral culture. A negative RIDT or DFA result does not rule out influenza... Read more »
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1 month DNA-PCR negative

Posted by Anonymous
...done 5 weeks after exposure. Both came negative. Lab says DNA PCR negative result is reliable. I do plan to get a ELISA at 2 month and at 3months mark. I wanted to know how much can I trust a negative DNA PCR at 1 month ? (i know about false... Read more »

veryyyyy scared please help me!!

Posted by naiveinla31, 1 Reply
...off and then pulled out..... but I believe he came in me a little. This was vaginal sex. at 4 weeks I took a rapid HIV test..NEGATIVE. I then took the PCR DNA test at 1 month 4 days//NEGATIVE I then took the PCR RNA test again..NEGATIVE.. AM I in... Read more »

Can PCR Amplify Antibodies?

Posted by ethan_hines, 1 Reply
...Can PCR be used to amplify HIV Antibodies. I ask this question because I know that during the "window" period (0~6months) a person tests negative for HIV antibodys since there may be antibodies but not in significant quantity to dectect.EH Read more »

Tired of testing and lost.sos

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...true ARS I should have developed the antibodies within a couple of weeks right? I had Elisas done at 1, 2,3,4,5,6, 7 months Negative. Odered DNA by PCR tests at 3 and 4 months. Negative Viral Load test b-DNA 50<copies at 5 months, result 266... Read more »