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Hiv Pcr Rna Which Is Viral Load

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AZT and PCR test

Had unprotected sex. Went on Azt 5 hours later. Waited 16 Days. Went for PCR HIV test. CAme out negative.Should I go for another test?What are the chances of me being hiv positive
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...regimen. (It would need to be combined with one or more additional antiretrovirals.)2. A course of PEP is 28 days. HIV PCR RNA (viral load) tests should not be run while on antiretrovirals (if the test is being run for diagnostic purposes, i.e.... Read more »

Low Ratio of CD4 and CD 8...AM I infected

Hello doctor...my HIV ICMA test came out repeatedly reactive but western blot was negative. also my... Read more »

False positive HIV results cont...

Hello again Dr. Bob,I posted a question on 6/26. Well now I have gotten my second test results back... Read more »
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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 »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Battle of the Sexes: Gender-Based Differences in HIV Viral Load

...same method when tracking viral load over time and not to compare results from two different testing methods. Current Use of Viral Load Measurements The use of viral load in the management of HIV infection is a rapidly changing and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...of any HIV-positive person who is not receiving ART. Significance of Viral Load By means of a very sensitive test called a polymerase chain reaction (PCR), it is possible to measure how many copies of HIV RNA may be found in the blood of an... Read more »
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 »
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DNA PCR Vs Viral Load test

Posted by sunkyst, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the difference between a HIV DNA PCR test versus a viral load test that's performed on someone already confirmed positive, obviously one is about detecting the virus and the other how much Read more »

need advise confused

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...tested negative at health dept at 6 months had hiv-1dna at 7 month not detected also hcv rna by pcr not detected and hiv rna viral load <400 reportable range(400-800.000 copies/ml log10 copies/ml <2.60 L i dont know what this all means and... 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 »