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Can HIV Affect A Dna Test?

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) Overall Health How your body...
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Your comment on crotisone Shot affecting HIV antibody testing, quick donation

Hello Dr. Bob,Thanks for answering my question earlier. I had oral insertive sex (she licked/sucked my penis twice, spitted on it) all unprotected and then applied condom and gave me oral sex. I think the Sex worker was HIV +. I had an DNA PCR at 15...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Relax Max! A cortisone shot for eczema given 1.5 months prior to your exposure will not affect the validity of your definitive three-month (from the date of exposure) HIV-antibody test. Likewise, your use of topical cortisone Read more »

diffrence beetween dna pcr and rna pcr for hiv

dear sir as you said to me yesterd(Your negative HIV-antibody tests and undetectable quantitative HIV PCR RNA out to 16 months from your "intercourse with many ladies" are definitive and conclusive. You are HIV negative) but sir i have dna pcr for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is a difference between the quantitative PCR RNA and qualitative PCR DNA; however, this difference does not affect my assessment of your situation. You remain definitively and conclusively HIV negative. Sorry for my typo!Dr. Bob Read more »

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
...past infection but doc says that it looks like i'm just getting over mono.so i asked him to do a hiv dna pcr and he stated that a dna would never show posotive over a rna and that the rna was the gold standard to pcr testing.but i know that the... Read more »

PCR DNA Tests and Funny

Hello Doctor Frasino:You are not only a wonderful person, you are very funny. If you get tired of being a doctor you would have a wonderful career as a comedian. I read your responses and laugh myself silly. Thank you for making me feel so good. Now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cost, rate of false positives and a variety of technical considerations. That said, the accuracy (or lack thereof) would not be affected by a five-month period, baring other countervailing factors, such as use of antiretroviral drugs that could... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...health care provider about the best treatment plan for you. The good news is that the differences in viral load do not seem to affect how well women respond to treatment. Areas of Future Viral Load Research Researchers are looking into... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...Although many men have no obvious symptoms, one of the most common manifestations of HPV infection is genital warts which can affect the anus, the penis and/or the peritoneum, a large membrane in the abdominal cavity that connects and supports... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...reactions in the cells. The body controls the amount of calcium in the blood. However, the amount of protein in the blood can affect calcium test results (see albumin). The most common cause of low calcium test results for people with HIV is low... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...the middle class. In developing countries, the emergence of the HIV epidemic has dramatically changed patterns of disease in affected communities. As in developed countries, previously rare, "opportunistic" diseases such as PCP and certain... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...July 2010 did a unigold rapid test for HIV 1/2 and it was negative. The question is if all the tests are negative then what is affecting my health. Is it that there is a HIV new strain or is it one of these Circulating Recombinant Forms (CRFs)... Read more »

Cure for HIV not discussed

Posted by new2this2010, 5 Replies
...Everything is being discussed except a cure. There is something wrong with the fact that no one is even concerned about a cure for HIV in these groups and The Body Experts seems to suggest how to live with it but do NOT discuss anything hopeful... Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?, my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV. Read more »

Hiv window period for testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 2 Replies
...I was corcern about will she miss up my testing period . I been tested from two weeks two 19 months negative I have did few hiv rna etst at 4 weeks and 8 weeks and 12 weeks and 6 months and 9 months was hiv dna by pcr was not detected . 10... Read more »