Hiv Pcr Test Accuracy
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Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesPCR tests are not licensed as tools for diagnosing HIV infection, so there are currently no clear standards set for using PCR tests to detect infection. HIV PCR tests are only approved for monitoring viral load in infected persons. The p24 antigen... Read more »
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Head-to-Head Comparison of Accuracy of a Rapid Point-of-Care HIV Test With Oral Versus Whole-Blood Specimens: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisIn the current study, the researchers sought to establish whether a convenient, non-invasive HIV test that uses oral fluid was accurate compared with using the same test with blood-based specimens. The systematic review and meta-analysis compared... Read more »
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Utilizing the Internet to Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections: Results of a Survey and Accuracy TestingAcknowledging that searching the World Wide Web for information about sexually transmitted infections is common, the authors carried out the current study to determine which Internet sites offer STI testing and to obtain information about the... Read more »
N.Y. Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Access to PCR Test for Emergency Personnel Potentially Exposed to HIVThe New York Legislature has unanimously approved identical bills (S 5424 , A 576 ) that would allow police officers and other emergency personnel who are potentially exposed to HIV on the job to access an HIV test that can detect the virus more... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI have to stop reading some of these posts.
I had a negative PCR-DNA (Proviral) through Quest at 7.5 weeks.
I also had a negative ELISA (3rd generation) at 6.5 weeks.
I've read alot of Dr. H's stuff on PCRs and he says that PCR DNA at 28 days is 99%... Read more »
Posted by SDT, 4 RepliesForum, I have asked this a couple of places but somewhat different answers. I had a happy ending which include a few seconds of oral.
Since I have had fatigue, fever, tingles- 3 weeks
Then loss of appetite at 4 weeks and progressed to muscle aches... Read more »
Posted by Goman, 1 ReplyAs I am about to get my results, I am curious. I have read Dr. Krull says 4-11 days and the virus shows up in PCR. Is this correct? I know it is not an approved test, but it is for needing to know something prior to the 3 month window. Still... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI've read all of the archives and posts and I understand that a pcr DNA HIV test is not a recommended test for diagnostic purposes according to the CDC primarily because of the risk of false positives and the price. Those two issues aside, how... Read more »
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