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Dna Pcr At 6 Weeks

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Negative PCR DNA at 8 weeks

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
I just got the results of a PCR DNA test at 8 weeks and a negative HIV antibody test. Does this mean I don't have HIV or do I need more testing? Read more »

Negative PCR DNA at 4 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received the results of my HIV-1 Proviral DNA PCR today and is NEGATIVE! I am trying to convince myself that this is at least 95% conclusive at 28 days as many of the councelling sites say and also a lot of you guys on this board who did a lot of... Read more »

Accuracy of pcr dna with antibody after 6 weeks - insertive oral

Posted by SDT, 4 Replies
Forum, I have asked this a couple of places but somewhat different answers. I had a happy ending which include a few seconds of oral.

Since I have had fatigue, fever, tingles- 3 weeks
Then loss of appetite at 4 weeks and progressed to muscle aches... Read more »

reliability of PCR & bDNA at 8-9 weeks ?

Posted by Anonymous
after being driven mad by some symptoms after 2 weeks post exposure, i tested negative on PCR and bDNA after 9 weeks(post exposure). how reliable & conclusive are these tests at 8-9 weeks. what are the chances of a false negative ? i know I'll... Read more »

DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous
What is this DNA PCR Test that i've been hearing about? I was at risk about 3 weeks ago, and can't stand the wait anymore!!! having to wait another 10 weeks will kill me! can someone giveme some more information about this DNA PCR test? supposedly... Read more »
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Waiting four weeks for DNA PCR result...

Dr. H,I saw the question about the DNA PCR test being accurate several days after being drawn. I've been waiting four weeks for my DNA PCR to be conducted. I'm assuming my sample has been frozen (hoping). Is this going to be a reliable...
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
Freezing the sample will not affect the results.... Read more »

RNA PCR vs DNA PCR?

DR:What is the difference between the two? Which one is more accurate in making sure if one has HIV or not? I tested negative at 16 weeks, which one should I use to confirm??Thank you...
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
RNA PCR measures the cell-free HIV virus in plasma, DNA PCR measures the HIV that is inside cells. If infection were present, both would be positive within several days to a couple of weeks after exposure. I am not sure why you would need to confirm... Read more »

Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive -Results (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Dear DoctorThank u so much for your response.It means a lot to me during all this devastating anxiety that i m on..I finally had the 13 week(90days)4th generation test at the hospital and result NEGATIVE..I feel so much relief from that result but i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
oral) and because of my anxiety reading of the risk of getting the disease,even if its a low risk, ihad cause i couldn wait an DNA PCR at 6 weeks on a lab. The result came back possitive(my first thought was suicide,i mean it)and they told me to... Read more »

Western Blot Neg / DNA PCR Detected Yet Inderminant (ANOTHER EXAMPLE WHY PCR SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009)

After having unprotected oral sex only (3 weeks ago, with semen in my mouth) I got a fever, sore throat and my face broke out. I got tested one week ago. The "HIV-1 Antibody, Confirmation Western Blot" was negative. The "HIV 1/O/2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yours is another prime example why PCR testing should not be used for routine HIV screening! Your HIV-acquisition risk is very small (oral sex). Consequently most likely you are not infected. My advice is to get an HIV-antibody test at the... Read more »
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