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Dna Pcr Conclusive After 6 Months

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ELISA and DNA PCR - How conclusive?

I had a rash on June 17th and i tested both ELISA and Qualitative DNA PCR on Aug 17th (8 weeks after the rash). Both came out negative. My HIV counselor told me thats very conclusive and I dont need any further testing. But in different blogs I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The HIV DNA PCR is not approved by the FDA for routine HIV screening (due to the rate of false positives, other technical considerations and cost). The best test for HIV screening remains an FDA-approved HIV-antibody test taken outside the window... Read more »

PCR conclusive after one month?

Hi, I just took a PCR test one month after a possible exposure and am waiting for the results. My... Read more »

Is the PCR qual test conclusive after 2 months?

Is the PCR-qual test conclusive regarding one's HIV status after 2 months of a risky incident?... Read more »
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PCR not 100% conclusive???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
First off, it't great we have this forum, as the sharing of opinions, research and experience is what educates us and helps us learn, grow and cope. My response below is only my opinion and it does NOT sugggest that the title topic (PCR not 100%... Read more »

Accuracy of PCR DNA tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone have figures on the accuracy of this test performed 6+ months after exposure?

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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
OK This is the story. After little over a month of my last exposure I had a Elisa test (negative) and 16 days after the Elisa a DNA PCR. For the DNA I called a number the CDC hotline gave me for Specialized Testing. The DNA PCR came back negative... Read more »