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Broken Condom And Dna Pcr Testing

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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 service. You are an amazing person and an inspiration to me. I have spent a lot of time on this site in the last month...Why... Dr. Bob, (long story short)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...be with regards to the 13 week window if you take PEP. I recently had a pontential sexual exposure to a HIV, in East Africa.( broken condom)Within 20 hours I was placed on PEP, a tripple regime, for a month. .8 days after potential exposure a... Read more »

PCR Quantitative Test after 7 days

Hello Doctor,Five weeks ago, I performed oral sex on a male who I later found out was HIV+ but had... Read more »

can i woo-hoo too? (TESTING GUIDELINES)

hi Dr robert. i received oral sex from a person i dont know at all.i got tested for hiv on the 2nd... Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA PCR test mid october 2009 came out negative. Several Rapid test every two months there after up to early march 2010 all... Read more »

negative at 13.5 weeks is this conclusive?

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
...window period is 3 months i know they recommend testing at 6 months for high risk exposures mine i would consider a high risk(broken condom) even if the girl is negative at 11 weeks because she didn't take anymore tests she was satisfied with her... Read more »

Persisent Symptoms vs. Tests

Posted by Warren1234, 2 Replies
...later symptoms of sore throat and groin and underarm swelling ensued. Swelling in underarms continues 3 months later. I have tested a lot: pcr dna at 4 and 7 weeks, - non-detected various antibody tests at 4, 5, 7, 8 , 11 and 12 weeks - all... Read more »

please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dear dr pavia. i had a sexual exposure in june or july01,female unknown sexual history,broken condom. various symptoms,thoughout year,rashes,fevers,lots of sweating.periphial nuopahty in nov,dec.now very mild. also cd4 has dropped. Read more »