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Qualitative Dna By PCR At Four Months

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Where to get tested using qualitative DNA PCR

Hi, Dr. Holodniy.I am interested in getting a qualitative DNA PCR test performed at 4 weeks from exposure (August 17). My family physician doesn't think I need the test - he says I should wait until 3 months and get the antibody (ELISA) test....
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
There are many national commercial labs that offer this test. The AIDS clinic should be able to tell you.MH... Read more »

Qualitative DNA PCR (Roche)

Doc, I took the Qualitative DNA PCR at 11 months after exposure. Result was "none... Read more »

HIV 1 DNA, Qualitative/PCR testing results

hi DR.Roberti'm 28yo and I have 3 questions about HIV1 DNA Qulaitative/PCR test results1)is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Risk After Release From Prison: A Qualitative Study of Former Inmates

Noting that "former prison inmates are at risk of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) infection," the researchers designed the current study to understand how such individuals perceived their risk for these diseases after prison, the behaviors and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV/AIDS 101: The Three and Four Letter Acronyms

We have been living with bacteria and viruses since before homo became erectus . In fact, some bacteria are healthy and necessary for us to survive, like the ones that live in our stomachs and lower intestines that are helpful to our daily... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Rapid Drop in Mitochondria in Fat Biopsies Within Four Weeks of d4T Use

A study by Menezes and colleagues from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, published in HIV Medicine , was stopped by the DSMB due to the negative impact of d4T (stavudine) on mitochondria after only four weeks of use. 1 This was... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Experience of Sexual Violence Among Women in HIV Discordant Unions After Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing: A Qualitative Critical Incident Study in Uganda

The researchers investigated experiences of sexual violence among women in HIV discordant unions, relationships in which one partner is HIV-infected and the other is not, attending HIV post-test club services in Uganda. The qualitative critical... 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 positive results. If so, then if result is negative is it... Read more »

Qualitative PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello friends
I had high risk exposure 2 months ago with an infected man. I know that i have to 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,... Read more »

1 month DNA-PCR negative

Posted by Anonymous

I got a DNA PCR and ELISA 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... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I was kindly wondering if anyone could give an opinion on a negative PCR DNA Qualitative test at 32 days? Can I breath easier?

I had a low risk scratch with an instrument that scratched someone who has HIV. The scratch really didn't cause any... Read more »