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PCR/DNA testing for HIV & Oral Sex Question

Dear Dr. Frascino - What is your opinion of the PCR/DNA testing for HIV? I read where a person can get this type of HIV test done two weeks after they believe they were infected. The reason I'm asking is I could use some peace of mind. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Five More Days to Go,I don't recommend PCR testing for routine HIV screening for several reasons: 1.It's not approved for this indication.2.It has a significant rate of Read more »

PCR and Oral test

Hi Dr. Bob,First of all, please forgive my English. My native language is Chinese, second one is... Read more »

HIV DNA PCR POSSITIVE (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

Having a sex contact with a sexs worker(-protected vaginal-unprotected oral) and because of my... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Treatment

...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... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...Assays 2. HIV-1 Confirmatory Antibody Assays 3. HIV-2 Antibody Screening B. Viral Identification Assays 1. DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (DNA-PCR) 2. Plasma HIV RNA Assays III. Monitoring Tests A. Lymphocyte Analysis ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...AIDS Hotlines. Some individuals, perhaps wanting results without waiting for the window period, may be curious about a PCR or other types of viral load (RNA) testing (testing directly for the virus itself). Viral load testing is generally... Read more »
Project Inform

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

...use that test to get accurate results and trends over time. What Tests Are Used? The three main viral load tests are Q-PCR, bDNA and NASBA. Q-PCR is the most commonly used. It is also the most sensitive and can detect very low levels of... Read more »
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RNA/PCR/NAAT Test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...minutes for rapid Looks for.................... Window period........... Options for testing...... Wait time for results.... RNA/PCR/NAAT Test Antibody Test There are several ways to test for HIV. The most standard HIV tests don?t look for the... Read more »

Proviral DNA PCR Test--Please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...tested for all STDs (syph, chlamydia, gonnoreah, hep B, herpes, etc), which tests were all negative. I took a proviral DNA PCR at 11 days (undetected) and at 28 days (undetected as well). Should I rest easy or start taking ELISA tests? The... Read more »

Hiv2 test or pcr dna

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...unable to gain weight and possible purpura markings on palm of fingers and feet. Should I take a hiv2 test to rule out hiv or a pcr dna in case I'm just not producing antibodies? Thanks. I know the 6month period is suppossed to be conclusive... Read more »

PCR Tests & Risk Issues

Posted by Ex_Male_Slut, 2 Replies
...she is "very very clean" - how can you tactfully ask some-one if she has any STD's. I have quizzed my Doctor about getting a PCR test done and she informed me that they can give false positives - I gather the DNA test is more accurate than the... Read more »