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Proviral Dna By PCR

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HIV-1 proviral DNA by PCR

This is the description of a $260 test on Private MD Labs's website. Is this a good early detection test? The company says its conclusive at 28 days. So I'm asking did I waste my $260 by taking this test at 16 days post incident? Would it be a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Qualitative DNA PCR is used to detect cell-associated proviral DNA. The test is not considered to be sufficiently accurate for making an HIV diagnosis Read more »

Proviral DNA by PCR

Hi Dr. Bob,I promise I will donate to this great foundation.Here is my story:I went to Amsterdam in... Read more »

re: HIV-1 proviral DNA by PCR

Dr. Bob, I just saw this post and and ordered that same test by that private md labs for $260. I... Read more »
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Nevirapine Protects Chimpanzee Against HIV-1 Infection

...HIV-1 infection canbe detected inthechimpanzee through cultures of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)and lymphoidtissue, PCR for HIV RNA and DNA within PBMCs or PCR or bDNA for plasmalevels ofHIV RNA. In an experiment involving four... Read more »
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

...Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r eaction) method uses an enzyme to multiply the HIV in the blood sample. Then a chemical... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Treatment

...light; more light means that more virus is present in the patient's blood. The other test, called the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR test (commonly called PCR), chemically multiplies the amount of viral RNA in a blood... Read more »
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HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
Hello everyone thanks for putting up with me. Its been 8 weeks since my risk and I'm more concerned then ever. I really do seem to have every symptom of ARS despite assurances risks were very slight to none existent. That said, does anyone know... Read more »

Proviral DNA PCR Test--Please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...tested for all STDs (syph, chlamydia, gonnoreah, hep B, herpes, etc), which tests were all negative. I took a proviral DNA PCR at 11 days (undetected) and at 28 days (undetected as well). Should I rest easy or start taking ELISA tests? The... Read more »

PCR and subtypes

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi, Can anyone tell me if they have heard of HIV-1 Proviral DNA PCR test. The kit used for the test is artus RealArt RG RT-PCR. Does anyone know if it covers all the major subtypes ..i.e A, B, Read more »

PCR and subtypes

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi, Can anyone tell me if they have heard of HIV-1 Proviral DNA PCR test. The kit used for the test is artus RealArt RG RT-PCR. Does anyone know if it covers all the major subtypes ..i.e A, B, Read more »