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Qualitative Dna By PCR At Four Months

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APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY (APTIMA - HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY, 2010) Part 2

To the good Dr. Bob, I have submitted a donation on-line, and will submit a heftier holiday donation as well, but in the interim I was hoping you might field another inquiry from me regarding a post of mine a few weeks ago pertaining to the Aptima...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Aptimistaken,You're going to qualify for an advanced degree in nucleic acid polymerase chain reaction laboratory analysis before long. Dude, it's time to turn off your inner scientific geek and come back to planet earth. I can't Read more »

I Still have to wash the bathtub before my son takes his bath! WTH is Wrong with me!!!!

Man, I've been blessed so to speak by coming accross your sitel. It has helped me in some of my... Read more »

dna pcr test

Hi Dr. Bob,I know that antibody testing is the "gold standard" of testing, but for who people who... Read more »
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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 »
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 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 prognosis , viral... 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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DNA PCR Qualitative Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can somebody tell me the accuracy of DNA PCR Qualitative tests? If they are accurate when should they be got done at the earliest? I have read that they are not advised due to high false Read more »

Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...It's me again. I tested negative in 14 days DNA PCR Qualitative, 55 days ELISA and finally 93 days ELISA. Can I be conclusively sure that I am not infected? Past three months have been hell Read more »

Qualitative PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 know that is not conclusive, but is a good sign. Please I need to know if someone knows about... Read more »

PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...is a PCR accurate at 5 months after exposure or does it have to be done sooner? Read more »