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Blood In Food And Dna Pcr Testing

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dna pcr test

Hi Dr. Bob,I know that antibody testing is the "gold standard" of testing, but for who people who have a antibody producing deficiency would the HIV DNA PCR test be an acceptable test to use? I know that in some cases there may not be enough...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of false positives, other technical considerations and cost. False negatives are generally not a problem with these types of testing assays.Dr. BobAPTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY (APTIMA - HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY, 2010) Nov 18, 2010Dear... Read more »

Another Aptima HIV PCR question

Dr. Vegas here again. Thanks for the info re the Aptima PCR test. Could you answer another couple... Read more »

Another fasting question/ Big donation to follow!

People ask if they have to fast (not eat or drink) before an HIV test. What about when taking a DNA... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation


...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 »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...maintenance therapy, azithromycin plus ethambutol are the preferred drugs. The Bottom Line Researchers are developing and testing new drugs and drug combinations that are more effective and have fewer side effects. More novel treatment... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Battle of the Sexes: Gender-Based Differences in HIV Viral Load

...Measurement of Viral Load Viral load is usually measured via a routine blood draw, using a test called reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). This is a biochemical reaction that amplifies the genetic material (or RNA) of the... Read more »
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For anybody wanting to educate themselves on PCR,s

...becoming faster and more accurate Reliable amplification and detection of characteristic DNA sequences With the aid of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) large amounts of specific pieces of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) can be made quickly,... Read more »

Response to "a few questions"

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...reassurance......when all I wanted was some other viewpoints on my question. If all you can offer is a blanket "use condoms, get tested at three months" answer, you are not only lazy and dumb........but also not too concerned with the bigger... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Read more »

Crazy Infection Risk!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...He had cut his finger at the time while slicing a tomato for the sandwich. Is it in anyway possible that a small amount of blood may have gotten onto my sandwich, I ate it almost immediately after it was prepared. And if so, could this be the... Read more »