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Dna Vaccine Plasmids Hiv

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is vaccine has any effect on dna pcr testing?

about 10 days ago i had taken TD abd MMR/MR vaccine. does this has any effect on dna pcr. i am going for pcr testing tomorrow. thanks in advance....
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
Those vaccines should have no effect on a PCR test to detect the genetic material of HIV.... Read more »

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HIV DNA reliability

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Without wanting to alarm, it should be noted that HIV DNA testing is not 100% reliable. It may be worth checking with the lab to enquire what primers they used, particularly if you are worried about a non subtype B infection. I tested negative at 9... Read more »

how accurate is hiv dna test

Posted by gpboy, 1 Reply
i have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.

i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »


Posted by jade2008, 1 Reply
. Can someone please tackle this? Point is, if the DNA PCR test can determine the presence of HIV as soon as the symptoms of ARS are felt, then it may make some sense to counsel people who are going out of their minds waiting 3 months for a test and... Read more »

Hiv Dna By Pcr

Posted by shadow1234567, 1 Reply
This is one good test and I pay big bucks to make sure i'm home free so I can live life to Britney Fullest world. Cause I have taken lease 31 hiv tests from eia imca and western blot and rna and naat testing and dna . all NEGATIVE WOO HOO NOW I'M... Read more »