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Blood In Mouth And Dna Pcr Testing

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HIV-1 DNA by PCR test and HIV-1 Abs test

Hi, I took the tests above on the 36th day after exposure. Both tests came negative, (I'm not in any med, never tested positive)However, I'm wondering how accurate these results are? Should I repeat the tests, when? What was the posibility of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...2 weeks and most will be positive by 6 weeks. We repeat the testing for 3 months to be sure to catch all positives.The HIV PCR test should be positive by day 36, usually at a high titer. We generally would not run this test unless a person had... Read more »

Please help me Dr. Bob, please PCR/PEP (PCR TESTING WHILE TAKING PEP)

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all i just want to give you my deepest respect and thanx for this great... Read more »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...AIDS Hotlines. Some individuals, perhaps wanting results without waiting for the window period, may be curious about a PCR or other types of viral load (RNA) testing (testing directly for the virus itself). Viral load testing is generally... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...Calcium Calcium, one of the most important minerals in your body, is a majorpart of bones and teeth. Blood calcium is tested to check for a range ofconditions relating to the bones, heart, nerves, kidneys, and teeth. ... 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 »
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Western Blot Test

Posted by yes1, 4 Replies
What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

Testing tomorrow at 37 days

Posted by uglyduck, 2 Replies
...Uglyduck just lost it. Perhaps I did. After searching all over the internet, I found the story of a women(daisey) who had a PCR rna/dna done and it came back undectetable, and then after consistent testing she was positive(... Read more »

pcr testing? Shane, Jackie, everyone please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know if medical insurance would pay for the pcr dna testing? I was wondering why would antibodies not show up on hiv1 testing almost a year and a half after the exposure with Read more »

HIV test question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Had possible exposure about 5 weeks ago. What to take a test. What is the earliest I can take a test with fairly reliable results? I know everyones says 90 days, but is there another one? I had the waiting. I hav shut down my sex life just in case. Read more »