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Hiv Dna Pcr Test After 4 Weeks

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Newly Positive

Dear Mark,I have recently tested positive for HIV through a DNA PCR test at 4 weeks. At 6 weeks my RNA viral load came back "undetected". At 9 weeks my ELISA came back positive. The doctor then ordered another RNA Viral Load and it was...
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
...acute infection. The 3 tests you describe measure three different things. ELISA measures antibodies in serum, DNA PCR measures HIV DNA contained inside cells and HIV viral load measures HIV RNA in cell free plasma. Thus, it is perfectly... Read more »

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

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Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive -Results (ANOTHER FALSE POSITIVE PCR TEST, 2010)

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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 »
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Viral Load Tests

...Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r eaction) method uses an enzyme to multiply the HIV in the blood sample. Then a chemical... Read more »
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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 »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...for the test results, which can take several weeks. New tests are being developed to give a faster diagnosis. These include PCR and bDNA tests for MAC (the same methods used for HIV viral load tests). Severe anemia and liver problems can occur in... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...acute infection. The 3 tests you describe measure three different things. ELISA measures antibodies in serum, DNA PCR measures HIV DNA contained inside cells and HIV viral load measures HIV RNA in cell free plasma. Thus, it is perfectly... Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process of... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process of... Read more »

PCR TEST

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...GIRL THAT PUT HER FINGER IN MY BUT DID HAVE ANY BLOOD OR BLEEDING CUT WHATS MY CHANCE OF GETTING HIV THEN AND HOW GOOD IS A PCR TEST WITHIN 6 DAYS OF HER DOING THAT. WHATS % WILL BE ACC. PLEASE I NEED ANSWERS I AM MAKING MYSELF NUTS Read more »