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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 »

PCR TEST

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
IF THAT GIRL THAT PUT HER FINGER IN MY BUT DID HAVE ANY BLOOD OR BLEEDING CUT WHATS MY CHANCE OF GETTING HIV THEN AND HOW GOOD IS A PCR TEST WITHIN 6 DAYS OF HER DOING THAT. WHATS % WILL BE ACC.
PLEASE I NEED ANSWERS I AM MAKING MYSELF NUTS Read more »

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 »
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DNA PCR vs RNA PCR

Dear Doc:I am confused about DNA PCR vs RNA PCR. Which one has the higher rate of false positive? I had a DNA PCR test done which indicated 9,130 IU/mL. The PCR was done because my first round of blood work indicated HIV antibodies. The doctor...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Dave,These two tests (DNA PCR and RNA PCR) measure two different things and therefore you cannot compare one to the other as far as false-positive are concerned.In your particular case, you had no risk factors; consequently, you should not... Read more »

Onset of ARS - Symptoms - DNA PCR Test

Hello, Dr. Holodniy.Exactly 10 days ago I had what I thought was a low risk encounter with a prostitute. We did not have oral, anal or vaginal sex. Instead, with some massage oil that she provided, she massaged my back. I then massaged her back...
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
1. That's a little early, but yes.2. Unlikely.3. Your risk is essentially zero. It's your money.MH... Read more »

Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR?

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Please keep up the wonderful, life-savings work you have been doing. I don't know what I can do without you.Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR? if not, could you please tell me what drug companies make them?Do you know if the ABBOTT test...
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
bDNA (branched DNA, Chiron Corp) is NOT PCR. It is a different technology than PCR and measures HIV RNA in plasma. DNA PCR (Roche) measures HIV DNA inside blood cells. The new Abbott test is not approved yet.MH... Read more »

dna pcr results

Hello Dr:I wrote you many months ago and you were very very kind with me.My exposure was a finger into my ass and masturbation and I did not know if there was precum or not on that finger.You said me that my risk was nearly nonexistent.I took many...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct! Your fears are indeed irrational and you have an obsession with HIV, an illness you could not possibly have!Your DNA proviral test is negative, because you are HIV negative. The sensitivity of your proviral assay is fine. You... Read more »
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Florida: Health District Cuts $400,000 Grant that Helped HIV Sufferers Stay on Medications, Navigate Insurance System

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Federal Cuts May Force West Virginia to Charge for HIV Tests; Free Tests Still Available for Needy

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