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PCR Qualitative DNA AT 11 Weeks

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qualitative HIV PCR DNA test result

hello Dr, Thanks for the reply on my Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and 29 weeks Pregnant question. My PCR test came negative. Is that means i dont have HIV ? Do i need to testing again in 6 weeks,3 months or 6 months ? Also, ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antibodies. I would suggest a qualitative HIV PCR DNA test.Be well. Happy Holidays.Dr. BobPositive ELISA, negative Western Blot and 29 weeks Pregnant Dec 11, 2009I am a 37 year old female,Im 29 weeks pregnant with my second child. My both the... 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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...suggest measuring baseline (pre-treatment) viral load. A drug is "working" if it lowers viral load by at least 90% within 8 weeks. The viral load should continue to drop to less than 50 copies within 6 months. The viral load should be measured... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
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Anyone thinking of taking a PCR please read!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Many people on this site debate the use of PCR testing vs antibody testing. The following case proves why one must use ELISA/antibody testing vs PCR testing to prove their Read more »

Qualitative PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...wait, but i need to ask. 20 days after I have a negative Elisa 3rd generation. But my strong ARS synthomps appeared on the 4th week: pharyngits, fever, swollen nodes, weight loss. 50 days after that exposure I had a Qualitative PCR negative. I... Read more »

PCR Test Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What exactly is PCR test and where can I get it done? Can it be done annonymously? How reliable is this test? I had heard that it produces a lot Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...really confused. I read yes it's a good test and then no it isn't a good test. Is the PCR DNA Qualitative test reliable after 5 weeks? Yes or No. I was told to move on with my life, but I can't. The idea fo having to take another test is really... Read more »