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Breast Milk And Dna Pcr Testing

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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
HIV antibodies are not related to DNA PCR. A positive DNA PCR test has to do with when a baby is infected. If the fetus is infected in the uterus prior to birth then it is likely the test will be positive at birth. If the baby becomes infected at... Read more »

Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR?

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Please keep up the wonderful, life-savings work you have been doing. I... Read more »

Re Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive..confirmed negative (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2011)

Hello Dr.BobIts a new day today..I had a second DNA PCR but this time at the research department of... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women With HIV Who Breastfeed Exclusively Longer Than Four Months Have Lower Risk of Transmitting Virus to Infants, Study Shows

"The amount of HIV in an infected mother's breast milk spikes when weaning begins, according to a study published [Wednesday] in Science Translational Medicine," Nature reports. "The findings are likely to add urgency to efforts to ensure that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vitamin A Hikes HIV Loads in Breast Milk

In two analyses of HIV-positive mothers in Tanzania, those who took vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements had significantly higher HIV loads in their breast milk than women who did not take them (P=0.02), as well as a higher risk of subclinical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil: Latin American Breast Milk Banks Catch on Worldwide

Brazil has a national network of 192 breast milk banks that can treat milk from HIV-positive mothers, allowing them to safely breastfeed their infants without the risk of infection. The country is now sharing its technology with banks across Latin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breast Could Be Best for Blocking HIV

New research suggests that an unidentified component of breast milk appears to kill HIV particles and HIV-infected cells, as well as to block transmission of the virus in mice with humanized immune systems. Among babies born to HIV-positive... Read more »
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DNA PCR tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Where does one go for a DNA PCR test and will they usually not be given to you?

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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 »

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 can be conclusive as early as six weeks. Is there any point in having this test done? Read more »

First-Hand PCR DNA Testing Information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Some of this is a repost, some of it isn't. It occurs to me that like me, there may be someone out there who is interested in a PCR DNA test and who, for whatever reason, isn't able to find a local medical authority they can pursue it with. It... Read more »