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Hiv Pcr Qualitative

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Role of HIV PCR (APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY FDA APPROVED FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE)

I am a family physician and first I wanted to commend your frank and frequently humorous answers to your readers questions. The appropriate use of humor when taking care of patients humanizes us as physicians. Continue your good work.I am the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...often have the urge to walk up to some of them and just say, "I demand an explanation." But, I digress . . . .The problem with HIV PCRs is the rate of false-positive results and cost. Only one HIV-1 RNA PCR test is FDA approved for diagnostic... Read more »

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... Read more »

qualitative HIV PCR DNA test result

hello Dr, Thanks for the reply on my Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and 29... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...the branched-chain DNA test ( bDNA ), is made by a company called Chiron (pronounced "KAI-ron"). The reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR (commonly called the PCR ) test is made by Roche (pronounced "RO-sh").... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...like PCR tests, viral load tests, CD4 counts, antigen tests, etc., for diagnostic purposes, have been at extremely low risk for HIV. In fact, the people who have requested these tests the most, were often those at the least risk of infection. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Posted by sbud555, 2 Replies
...days - full 8 panel test for everything - positive for herpes but must have had it the whole time and didn't know. 22 days - hiv pcr dna quantitative test negative 37 days - full 8 panel test - same results as 14 day test 46 days hep RNA for B... Read more »

PCR Test Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What exactly is PCR test and where can I get it done? Can it be done annonymously? How reliable is this test? I had heard that it produces a lot Read more »

PCR DNA or RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Quantitative PCR RNA is the viral load test for HIV-1 only, right ? For Qualitative PCR DNA for HIV-1 and HIV-2, the report format would be 'detectable' or 'not detectable', right Read more »

PCR DNA???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on with my life, but I can't. The idea fo having to take another test is really tough. I did have an exposure to someone with HIV. It was a low exposure but an exposure non the less. Thanks Read more »