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Hiv-1 Proviral Dna By Pcr

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HIV-1 proviral DNA by PCR

This is the description of a $260 test on Private MD Labs's website. Is this a good early detection test? The company says its conclusive at 28 days. So I'm asking did I waste my $260 by taking this test at 16 days post incident? Would it be a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Qualitative DNA PCR is used to detect cell-associated proviral DNA. The test is not considered to be sufficiently accurate for making an HIV diagnosis Read more »

re: HIV-1 proviral DNA by PCR

Dr. Bob, I just saw this post and and ordered that same test by that private md labs for $260. I... Read more »

accuray of rna and dna pcr

Mr. Holodniy,I just read that the accuracy of rna pcr is 100 after 1 month of possible exposure.... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations -- HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations for Clinicians Regarding 2009 H1N1 Influenza

...influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) and direct immunofluorescence assays (DFAs) are lower than real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) tests and viral culture. A negative RIDT or DFA result does not rule out influenza... 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 »
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 »
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HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
Hello everyone thanks for putting up with me. Its been 8 weeks since my risk and I'm more concerned then ever. I really do seem to have every symptom of ARS despite assurances risks were very slight to none existent. That said, does anyone know... Read more »

PCR and subtypes

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi, Can anyone tell me if they have heard of HIV-1 Proviral DNA PCR test. The kit used for the test is artus RealArt RG RT-PCR. Does anyone know if it covers all the major subtypes ..i.e A, B, Read more »

PCR and subtypes

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi, Can anyone tell me if they have heard of HIV-1 Proviral DNA PCR test. The kit used for the test is artus RealArt RG RT-PCR. Does anyone know if it covers all the major subtypes ..i.e A, B, Read more »

Negative PCR DNA at 4 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I received the results of my HIV-1 Proviral DNA PCR today and is NEGATIVE! I am trying to convince myself that this is at least 95% conclusive at 28 days as many of the councelling Read more »