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Hiv Dna Pcr Test At 28 Days

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HIV 1 DNA, Qualitative/PCR testing results

hi DR.Roberti'm 28yo and I have 3 questions about HIV1 DNA Qulaitative/PCR test results1)is this test conclusive after 30 days of exposure to HIV risk? (my results were negative"2)is this test the same as the HIV p24 antigen test?thanks & regards.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1. The qualitative HIV DNA PCR test is not recommended for routine HIV screening. Consequently, I can't advise you as to whether an undetectable 30 day Read more »

DNA PCR tests, when/if 100% accurate?

With DNA PCR testing, when would you say that this test is 100% accurate and conclusive after an... Read more »
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Viral Load Tests

...test wouldn't have found any HIV in the blood. The test can be used for diagnosis , because it can detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6... 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 »
The Well Project

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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...quickly. Rapid Tests for HIV Rapid testing for HIV has become one of the most prominent ways that people receive HIV tests today. In as little as 20 minutes, you can find out your HIV status. Rapid tests work similarly to traditional HIV... Read more »
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HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
...days past exposure. I've also read elsewhere that they actually can detect the virus after just days. Because it looks for HIV DNA not the body's immune response which takes weeks to months. I took one at 16 days post incident, did I wast my... Read more »

unprotected sex and got test after 2.5 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sex for 10 seconds( yes under a minute) and last month I had a test and it showed I had Clamidya. HIV is negative. From the day i had intercourse to the day I got tested was 2 and half month (10 weeks). I still got night sweat, matter of fact I... Read more »

DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...OK This is the story. After little over a month of my last exposure I had a Elisa test (negative) and 16 days after the Elisa a DNA PCR. For the DNA I called a number the CDC hotline gave me for Specialized Testing. The DNA PCR came back Read more »

am i hiv+???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I want to know the risk in my act. I met a guy at an apartment. Stupid I know. I live in Oklahoma. We kissed, sucked each other for maybe 2 to 3 minutes, and then he got on my belly, and started to sit on my dick. I don't think I went in him. I told... Read more »