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HIV PCR by testing semen

Dear Dr,I took a HIV PCR test by testing my semen two weeks exposure. Do you think HIV PCR by semen is more sensitive than by blood? Can it detect the HIV sub-type O? Is there any window period for it?Could you pls give me an answer, because I'm...
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
...There have been no comparison studies regarding the sensitivity of PCR testing in blood versus semen. In most people who are infected and are not on treatment, the virus can be detected in both compartments. Read more »

Semen on Bruised Arm - Should I Get Tested?

Hi Dr. Bob,I asked this earlier and didn't get an answer, but am getting really concerned. I got... Read more »

will Semen culture will detect hiv virus in semen?

Hi Doc.Its me again, I have mailed you my question earlier. but didnt receive any reply...I am 34... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...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 load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...risk for HIV. The myth: "I'm safe because I'm in a monogamous relationship (or married)." The reality: Were you tested for HIV before you got into the relationship? Was your partner? Were both tests negative? And do you spend 24... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...It is possible for either sex partner to become infected with HIV during anal sex. HIV can be found in the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, or vaginal fluid of a person infected with the virus. In general, the person receiving the semen is at... Read more »
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Scared to get tested!!! Need Advise Please

Posted by elen, 4 Replies
...I was inexperienced and freaking out for no reason. He had been married and divorced since three years, admited having been tested negative (while married, trying to have a baby with his ex wife). I had no suspicious signs at all, and this was my... Read more »

oral-saliva test sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have been in contact with this person and he has assured me of his status, but to me he is a risk. I took (at the county testing center) an oral (saliva) test at 6 weeks. How sensitive are these saliva tests? Are they able to detect what the... Read more »

Bloody semen

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...viral load, CD4, blood cultures, PSA and gave me a referral to a urologist and ordered an MRI of my head. At this time my urine tested positive for hematuria. Upon returning from a vacation in Las Vegas two weeks later, I received a telephone... Read more »

Washing problem

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After a vaginal intercourse - the condom was OK , I removed the condom with one hand and toilet paper A few minutes after, I had a shower and washed my hand first and then my penis with weak water flow and soap. Did I have any risk of inflection... Read more »