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Breast Milk And Dna Pcr Testing

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...seroconversion. During the window period, people infected with HIV have no antibodies in their blood that can be detected by an HIV test, even though the person may already have high levels of HIV in their blood, sexual fluids, or breast milk. Here is what the CDC says about the window period: "Antibodies generally appear within three months after infection with HIV, but may take up to six months in some persons." This CDC definition...
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pcr dna in newborns

There is no data regarding pcr dna but it sounds that so far pretty much everbody who is truly positive will also have also a positive pcr dna at after a month.Why it is not so with newborns and some will show a positive pcr after a neg pcr at one...
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
...birth then it is likely the test will be positive at birth. If the baby becomes infected at the time of birth or from infected breast milk after birth then the test will become positive later. Read more »

Breast milk and oral transmission of HIV

Five weeks ago at a local bar a dancer offered her breast and like an idiot I took it in my mouth for a few seconds. Then I noticed a clear discharge on her nipple. I asked her if she was nursing and the answer was no. NO symptoms of initial HIV...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...The encounter you have described would not be considered a high risk exposure by any means. It is true that breast milk from mother to child can lead to transmission of HIV. What we need to factor into the equation is the type and length of the Read more »

infection through EYES

Dear Sir:I had once encountered a incident where in some liquid (certainly not breast milk) had entered into my eyes from a womens breast. Assuming that the women is HIV+, are there chances that I too may be infected? I carried out DNA PCR HIV Test...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...HIV is transmitted in breast milk. It could also be transmitted by bloody fluid whatever the source. Other than that, I am not sure if I could think of any other Read more »

detection of hiv infection in infants

how we will detect intrapartum,interpartum & post partum hiv infection in infants?how much it is important?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...to early transmission through breast feeding. Negative results at birth with positive results after 8 or more weeks suggest breast milk transmission. Some studies have suggested more rapid progression in infants infected in utero. However,... Read more »
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HIV i-Base

After Baby Is Born

...schedule. Will I need to use contraception after the baby is born? To check the baby is HIV-negative HIV PCR DNA -- a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is a highly sensitive test that detects tiny amounts of HIV DNA in blood plasma.... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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breast milk remedy

Posted by kenya, 1 Reply
...guys, i was having this wild idea. if continous exposure of breastmilk to a baby can cause hiv; what if, you are hiv+ and take breast milk-meaning exposure in low doses. wouldnt that help develop an individuals immunity? reactions!!! Read more »

DNA PCR Test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone recommend the DNA PCR test i.e. the test that looks for HIV directly rather than HIV antibodies. Does anyone have any experience of this test and Read more »

What do you think of DNA PCR tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is it wise to get a DNA PCR test done. Does anyone have any experience with this? I called a web site that offers this service and they say that this test Read more »

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk? Read more »