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Dried Blood And Dna Pcr Testing

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Question #1: new PCR DNA test for genital warts??Question #2: HPV and Blood Testing

Question #1: I thought I had heard somewhere that there is a type of PCR test that candetect whether or not a person has been exposed to HPV. I might have beenexposed over 1 year ago when a condom broke--although I think it might havesnapped when...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. First, in regard to PCR testing, thereare PCR tests for HPV infection. However, these tests use tissue samples. It is not a blood test. It is an alternative to DNA probe testing for HPVinfection (which also uses... Read more »

DNA & RNA HIV PCR TESTING IN BLOOD BANKS

AFTER READING A LOT OF CORRESP0NDENCE REGARDING PCR TESTING AS BEING THE UTMOST TESTING PROCEDURE,... Read more »

Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR?

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Please keep up the wonderful, life-savings work you have been doing. I... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dried Blood CD4+ T-Cell Test May be Cheaper, More Convenient Alternative in Developing Countries, Study Says

Researchers have replicated the CD4+ T cell count test, which is normally conducted on an expensive flow cytometer machine using fresh blood, using dried blood and inexpensive commercially available reagents, a discovery that could simplify... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Análisis de Carga Viral

¿Qué Es la Carga Viral? ¿Cómo Se Utiliza el Análisis? ¿Cómo Se Miden los Cambios en la Carga Viral? "Repunte" de la Carga Viral ¿Qué Significan los Resultados? ¿Qué Problemas Tiene el Análisis de Carga Viral? ¿Qué Es la... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DNA Testing Method Can Identify Twice as Many Throat and Rectal Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections as Traditional Bacterial Culture

A new study shows that a more efficient STD screening method -- called a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) -- can detect at least twice as many oropharyngeal (throat) and rectal gonorrhea and chlamydia infections as a bacterial culture test,... Read more »
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Hiv2 test or pcr dna

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, its me again. I was wondering after several non-reactive results after about 1yr and some time but have oral problems:dry mouth, white hairy tongue with white cottage cheese looking stuff on it, mouth ulcers on the cheeks of my mouth and unable... Read more »

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 »

Difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know the difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Are these tests accurate? Any false negative or false positive results? Are they worth taking to evaluate early HIV infection when possible early HIV infection symptoms are present?

I... Read more »

DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I was kindly wondering if anyone could give an opinion on a negative PCR DNA Qualitative test at 32 days? Can I breath easier?

I had a low risk scratch with an instrument that scratched someone who has HIV. The scratch really didn't cause any... Read more »