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Window period for DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings,

I had possible exposure to HIV 3 weeks ago. In a week's time I am leaving for a place that doesnot have any discrete HIV testing facilities. I am tempted to go for a DNA PCR test.

It would help a lot if you can tell me what is the actual... Read more »

Yet another PCR DNA question!!

Posted by needhelp02, 1 Reply
Please, everyone don't kill me here. I am just trying to find information, that's all. Quest Diagnostics says that the PCR DNA exam could yet false negatives for very low lymphoctyes. Does anyone know if this means just CD4s or all lymphoctyes... Read more »

Proviral DNA PCR Test--Please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had an oral sex encounter in a gay bathhouse about 6 weeks ago. We both gave each other blow jobs without a condom. I came in his mouth...he did not cum in mine.

I have been tested for all STDs (syph, chlamydia, gonnoreah, hep B, herpes, etc),... Read more »

Accuracy of PCR DNA tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone have figures on the accuracy of this test performed 6+ months after exposure?

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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 »
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Re Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive..confirmed negative (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2011)

Hello Dr.BobIts a new day today..I had a second DNA PCR but this time at the research department of molecular biology department at my city's university made by the professor of the department.Result-NEGATIVE after 2 days.Few words by the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're welcome. I hope others will learn from your experience. Dr. BobRE: Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive Jan 27, 2011Hello Doctor BobYou may remember my case.The poor guy that took this test,came back possitive and getting all the tests till 3 months... Read more »

please answer (RNA PCR versus DNA PCR 2009)

dear doc bob i had a risky hiv incounter from oral sex with a csw and drug abuser wich landed me with genital herpes 2 weeks later i started experincing a mono like illness so i went and had a 3 month antibody test wich came back negative symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Oral sex is considered to carry only a very minimal risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. Genital herpes is much more easily contracted via oral sex than HIV.The sensitivity and specificity of HIV PCR DNA (qualitative) and HIV RNA PCR... Read more »

Medication after DNA PCR test

Hello Dr. Bob,Thanks for this site and all the great info.I had protected sex with a prostitute on Oct 31, 2010. Though I felt it was a safe encounter, it was my first and hopefully my last. I spoke to a doctor and he recommended a DNA PCR test 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello SI,(1) and (2) DNA PCR is not routinely recommended for HIV diagnosis. The HIV-antibody test outside the window period remains the gold standard and that's what I would rely on!(3) I would not start antiretrovirals based on a single... Read more »

ORA QUICK, DNA/PCR TEST? WILL DONATE

dr.bob, this is my 3rd letter to you pls answer this one .... please!!!! had unprotected oral sex with stripper (me giving her unprotected, she used condom) which last for 5minutes. this happened last june 19, two weeks after the incident i went to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sleepless in LA-Land,The answers to all your questions are readily available in the archives, so I'll be brief and then bid you goodnight. (Those dark circles under your eyes are not attractive!)1.Yes. (Check the archives if you want all... Read more »
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Characteristics Associated With Sex After Periods of Abstinence Among Sexually Experienced Young Women

The intermittent nature of adolescent sex presents a challenge to pregnancy prevention efforts, according to the authors, who added that "understanding why sexually experienced adolescents have sex after a period of abstinence will help clinicians... Read more »
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