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Dna Pcr Conclusive After 6 Months

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Pos Elisa Neg PCR DNA and RNA 6 months later

In June I had a neg. elisa, neg westblot, postive pcr 10,000 copies. The Dr said that number could be an error. The next day on repeated test I have neg. elisa neg WB and PCR 2050. 4 months later pos elisa, pos WB and negative PCR DNA and Neg RNA....
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
keep me posted on your results. Read more »

Reassurance with PCR RNA at 6-months

Hello doc,Please, I need your opinion about my hiv tests. I had a needlestick event with a... Read more »

IS PCR A GOOD TEST TO CONFIRM BEYOND THE 6-MONTH WINDOW?

Hi Dr. Holodniy:I read in MR. Sowadsky's message board that he personally have known 1 person that... Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations -- HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations for Clinicians Regarding 2009 H1N1 Influenza

...influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) and direct immunofluorescence assays (DFAs) are lower than real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) tests and viral culture. A negative RIDT or DFA result does not rule out influenza... Read more »
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The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...communication). HIV can be detected in virtually everyone with AIDS. Recently developed sensitive testing methods, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and improved culture techniques, have enabled researchers to find HIV in patients... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (DNA-PCR) 2. Plasma HIV RNA Assays III. Monitoring Tests A. Lymphocyte Analysis ... Read more »
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Can PCR Amplify Antibodies?

Posted by ethan_hines, 1 Reply
...Can PCR be used to amplify HIV Antibodies. I ask this question because I know that during the "window" period (0~6months) a person tests negative for HIV antibodys since there may be antibodies but not in significant quantity to dectect.EH Read more »

Quantitative PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...What do you think of this exam 6 months after the exposure 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? 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? Read more »