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Qualitative DNA PCR (Roche)

Doc, I took the Qualitative DNA PCR at 11 months after exposure. Result was "none detected". My question is: If one were indeed infected, would this test be "positive" for life in that individual? I understand that this 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
You are not infected with HIV.MH... Read more »

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... Read more »

Qualitative DNA PCR--HIV O?

Thank you for your time, Doctor. You mentioned that an HIV1 Qualitative DNA PCR will not pick up... Read more »
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Análisis de Carga Viral

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of HIV Testing, Counseling and Treatment in Coping With HIV/AIDS in Uganda: A Qualitative Analysis

The current qualitative study explores the role of HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and treatment in helping HIV-positive Ugandans cope with the disease. The researchers conducted 12 predetermined focus group discussions (FGDs), six... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"It Took a Piece of Me:" Initial Responses to a Positive HIV Diagnosis by Caribbean People in the UK

Few published qualitative studies have addressed how people respond to the news that they are HIV-positive, and none have focused on Caribbean people, the study authors explained. To examine HIV diagnosis experiences and their immediate aftermath,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves Qualitative Nucleic Acid Test Intended for HIV Detection

FDA on Thursday approved San Diego-based Gen-Probe 's qualitative nucleic acid test intended to detect HIV, Reuters UK reports (Reuters UK, 10/5). The test, called Aptima HIV 1 RNA Qualitative Assay, is a diagnostic test that detects the nucleic... 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 »

False Positives on DNA PCR tests-Please RESPOND

Posted by Anonymous
I am collecting data from this forum on anyone who believes they received a false positive "reactive" result from an ultrasensitive DNA qualitative PCR test. Please let me know when the test was taken in reference to supposed exposure and what... Read more »

DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

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 »

PCR DNA???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm 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 »