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question about a certain test they do in British Columbia (NAT TESTING)

Dr. Frascino,First off i'd like to commend you on the great work your doing and the patience you have for all the questions you get and answering them in a comical manner on a non comical issue, I really do admire you. I have a question about some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treatment HIV infection. The Abbott RealTime HIV-1 Assay, made by ABBOTT Molecular, Inc., is an in vitro reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay for the quantitation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV-1) on the... Read more »

"Heart Ruling Head" - Follow Up / Updates

Hi Dr Bob,Please carry on reading! My previous post to you can be found... Read more »

RE: "Heart Ruling Head" - Follow Up / Updates

Firstly, I just wanted to say "thanks" for answering my follow-up question. It was much... 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 »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... 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 »
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Testing methods abd CD4 count question.

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...going to have another test next week. But here in Ireland the only tests available are ag/ab blood analysis. They only do a PCR test if they find a positive result from the initial test. I dont know what to do. I feel so restricted. And I dont... Read more »

SOBRE TEST DE HIV...???

Posted by mincho, 2 Replies
HOLA PROFESIONALES Y AMIGOS... ME PODRIAN AYUDAR... DESPUES DE LA EXPOSICION ME HECHO DOS PRUEBAS.. TOME LA DECISION DE HACERME LAS PRUEBAS MAS QUE TODO POR PREVENCION LA CHICA ERA MI NOVIA... 2 MESES Y 4 MESES PASADOS AMBAS NEGATIVAS... PODRE... Read more »

Jess and my2sense and anyone else with experience

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is my pcr dna and antibody test at 42 days conclusive. Mass. dept of health says yes and so does aim health foundation. THis is the scariest Read more »

HIV may be in your head, not your veins........

Posted by rjasin123, 2 Replies
...http://www.thebody.com/sowadsky/worried.html "Many people are fearful that they have HIV, even though they are either at very low risk of infection, or have tested negative for HIV. The common term informally used to describe people in this... Read more »