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Blood On Hand And Dna Pcr Testing

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Differences/Accuracy of HIV testing

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thanks for taking the time to answer questions. I have 2 different questions for you. I had intercourse with a female 45 days ago (status unknown) where the condom broke. Within 24 hours I started combivir as a pep for 28 days. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and qualitative PCR proviral DNA are extremely encouraging. However, I would still suggest you follow the recommended post-PEP testing guidelines (HIV-antibody test at six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure). Good luck.... Read more »

question about a certain test they do in British Columbia (NAT TESTING)

Dr. Frascino,First off i'd like to commend you on the great work your doing and the patience you... Read more »
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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

...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 load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...therapy during pregnancy. How Will You Know Whether Your Baby Is HIV Positive? In most regions of Canada, tests such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which look for virus in the blood, are used as a rapid and very accurate way of finding out... Read more »
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Tests say Nay , Symptoms say Yay

Posted by srchanfrans43, 6 Replies
...If it comes up negative I'm off for an anonymous PCR DNA a negative there will send me to a HIV specialist with tests in hand saying what's up ? Really pissed at the "system" that reports positives to health board by name in just about every... Read more »

Same symptoms, tests trump? but symptoms persist..

Posted by SRCHFRANS34
...All would seem well...? Why then does one have various like symptoms ? The burning body / hot sensations, one side foot/arm /hand tingling . How common is the uncommon, i.e. body's that initially fight the virus good enough to not produce... Read more »

First-Hand PCR DNA Testing Information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...strongly emphasized that it's not FDA approved FOR DIAGNOSIS. * I waited about two weeks to call, mostly because I thought I was handling the stress of not knowing up until that point. * I decided that the cost was worth knowing, RIGHT NOW,... Read more »

Symptoms vs. testing history - what should I do?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 3 Replies
...that I began HIV testing. Over the course of the past 10 months, I have been: ?Ora-quick Advance 1/2 rapid finger (blood) tested about 10 times (at the 8, 12, 15, 18, 25, 27, 29, 34, and 43 week mark) at a local HIV clinic ? all... Read more »