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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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...branched-chain DNA (bDNA) test, measures viral load by causing the viral RNA in a sample to emit (give out) light; more light means that more virus is present in the patient's blood. The other test, called the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR test (commonly called PCR), chemically multiplies the amount of viral RNA in a blood sample, which makes it easier to estimate the amount of virus in the body. A single viral...
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Another fasting question/ Big donation to follow!

People ask if they have to fast (not eat or drink) before an HIV test. What about when taking a DNA by PCR?I recently took a DNA by PCR test that came with an ELISA as well as a complete blood count.I ate a big meal with a drink (non- alcoholic)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...food or no food will not affect HIV RNA PCR, ELISA, EIA, rapid tests, CD counts or any HIV-related tests, OK? Laboratory and testing sites will always advise you if you need to fast for a specific test. If you're not instructed to fast, you don't... Read more »

Tests for HIV Subtype O (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Nine months ago I had a sexual encounter with a West Africa prostitute whilst abroad. This encounter involved me receiving unprotected oral sex (flaccid), followed by masturbation and come. There was no penetration, however there was alcohol...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and wrist. my bones are popping out. something i have to deal with. i guess im so stressed out that i caused this. i have been eating but no weight gain there. i hope your right about me. no way no how you got hiv!. i will still try to get tested... Read more »

You have said before...

You have said before that you don't have to fast before a rapid HIV test, what about the HIV tests that you do at a lab and they draw your blood? I did one of those and it was also called "rapid" but results came between 1-3 days and it was through...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...food or no food will not affect HIV RNA PCR, ELISA, EIA, rapid tests, CD counts or any HIV-related tests, OK? Laboratory and testing sites will always advise you if you need to fast for a specific test. If you're not instructed to fast, you don't... Read more »

Dr Bob Greetings, i have tested positive for XMRV

Dr Bob i really hope you post this message people deserve to know that there is another retrovirus like HIV out there infecting people, i know this is an HIV website but i know of many "worried wells" that have tested positive for XMRV, and now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...XMRV/MLV assay comparability study that is intended to help build a consensus among researchers on how to standardize these testing methods.While it is presumed that XMRV and MLVs can be transmitted through blood transfusion, no such transmission... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...disease, then you will need to continue taking drugs to stop the disease from returning. Drug resistance is a serious issue in treating MAC, but potent treatments can slow the development of drug-resistant MAC bacteria. Cause MAC is the... Read more »
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After Baby Is Born

...schedule. Will I need to use contraception after the baby is born? To check the baby is HIV-negative HIV PCR DNA -- a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is a highly sensitive test that detects tiny amounts of HIV DNA in blood plasma.... Read more »
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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...therapy during pregnancy. How Will You Know Whether Your Baby Is HIV Positive? In most regions of Canada, tests such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which look for virus in the blood, are used as a rapid and very accurate way of finding out... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...can be a symptom of being dehydrated while too little can be caused by excessive IV fluids or may indicate kidney problems. Eating salty foods will not affect your sodium level as long as you're drinking fluids. Potassium (K) The normal range... Read more »
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Hiv pcr false negative and seroconversion

Posted by Seoulguy, 1 Reply
...my skin is changing rapidly - brown marks and cauliflower patterns - red dry knuckles and a rash on my face and test. I am eating a high amount of calories daily and losing weight. My face is caving in as well (sunken checks) - People are... Read more »

HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
...days past exposure. I've also read elsewhere that they actually can detect the virus after just days. Because it looks for HIV DNA not the body's immune response which takes weeks to months. I took one at 16 days post incident, did I wast my... Read more »

Crazy Infection Risk!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...lasted 5 days. All of these symptoms developed 2 weeks after a very odd situation. I was visiting with a couple, one of whom is hiv+... He prepared a sandwich for me. He had cut his finger at the time while slicing a tomato for the sandwich. ... Read more »

Possible infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...think sickness was possibly a few days to a week after intercourse. Possible breaks in skin(hsv2) negative results on hiv(elisa)testing after so called window period almost coming up past year. Would a pcr be warranted in this situation? Can... Read more »