Hiv Pcr Test Days After Exposure

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HIV Expose and bizarre PEP treatment

I received oral sex (penis and anal) from a homeless woman whose HIV status is unknown. After 9 days of the exposure I went to see an internal medicine physician for testing. He told me that since the infection was recent he could give me a PEP of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...comments about PEP are far from "bizarre." They are flat out wrong.You are correct: PEP must be started within 72 hours.Regarding HIV diagnostic screening. HIVPCR tests are generally not recommended, due to their rate of false-positives, other... Read more »

HIV PCR RNA test result

Recently I had safe intercourse with a sex worker. After 24-36 hours of the possible exposure, I... Read more »

PCR Quantitative Test after 7 days

Hello Doctor,Five weeks ago, I performed oral sex on a male who I later found out was HIV+ but had... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Interim Recommendations -- HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations for Clinicians Regarding 2009 H1N1 Influenza

...influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) and direct immunofluorescence assays (DFAs) are lower than real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) tests and viral culture. A negative RIDT or DFA result does not rule out influenza... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.Y. Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Access to PCR Test for Emergency Personnel Potentially Exposed to HIV

...measure, sponsored by state Sen. William Larkin (R) and Assembly member Gary Pretlow (D), would require employers to pay for a polymerase chain reactionHIV test, which can show if a person is infected with the virus within eight to 10 days... 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 »
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 »
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