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Hiv Dna By Pcr Anal

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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that screening tests...
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PCR DNA Councellor

Dear Dr. Robert J FrascinoA Counselor asked to get a DNAPCR test. My exposure, I received a blowjob with condom on from CSW in Dubai. I told the councelor that heavy french kissing was done.There was no anal or vaginal intercourse.After reading your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Don,1. I disagree with the counselor's advice and recommendations! HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how. The HIV-acquisition risk for unprotected insertive oral sex is very low. If a latex condom is used properly, that very... Read more »

Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR?

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Please keep up the wonderful, life-savings work you have been doing. I don't know what I can do without you.Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR? if not, could you please tell me what drug companies make them?Do you know if the ABBOTT test...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
bDNA (branched DNA, Chiron Corp) is NOT PCR. It is a different technology than PCR and measures HIV RNA in plasma. DNA PCR (Roche) measures HIV DNA inside blood cells. The new Abbott test is not approved yet.MH... Read more »

PCR bDNA value

Dear Dr Holodniy,I did a PCR for HIV bDNA exactly one month after a high risk exposure to the HIV virus(receptive anal sex with HIV+ person). It came back negative (undetectable <500 copies/ml). I also did an ELISA at the same time (negative...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
PCR and bDNA technologies are quite different, but measure the same thing, namely the HIV viral RNA in plasma. An ELISA could certainly be negative at one month, but a person still be infected. In all people that have been studied to date, viral... Read more »

Onset of ARS - Symptoms - DNA PCR Test

Hello, Dr. Holodniy.Exactly 10 days ago I had what I thought was a low risk encounter with a prostitute. We did not have oral, anal or vaginal sex. Instead, with some massage oil that she provided, she massaged my back. I then massaged her back...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. That's a little early, but yes.2. Unlikely.3. Your risk is essentially zero. It's your money.MH... Read more »
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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 »

DNA PCR HIV

Posted by jade2008, 1 Reply
. Can someone please tackle this? Point is, if the DNA PCR test can determine the presence of HIV as soon as the symptoms of ARS are felt, then it may make some sense to counsel people who are going out of their minds waiting 3 months for a test and... Read more »

Hiv Dna By Pcr

Posted by shadow1234567, 1 Reply
This is one good test and I pay big bucks to make sure i'm home free so I can live life to Britney Fullest world. Cause I have taken lease 31 hiv tests from eia imca and western blot and rna and naat testing and dna . all NEGATIVE WOO HOO NOW I'M... Read more »

HIV DNA RT by PCR test and PEP medications

Posted by johnnyyop2011, 1 Reply
On June 16, I discovered I was exposed several times to HIV from March 15 to June 10.

I tested negative via an antibody tests both in April and on June 17.

On June 17, I was immediately put on Post Exposure Prophylaxis medications (Kaletra 200-50 mg... Read more »