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Hiv Pcr Test In 3 Months

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On ARV's but now negative?

My adopted daughter was born to a HIV positive mother. She was born about 9-12 weeks premature and was in NICU for many weeks. Her Mum did not receive any ARV's whilst pregnant as she was also ill with TB. Her Mum died a few months later. My...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...more sophisticated testing and consultation with a pediatric infectious diseases specialist who also has expertise in pediatric HIV infection and testing. Read more »

Negative Test results after a year

After a sexual exposure last year in October i took an HIV PCR test at 3 months and it was negative... Read more »

tested for both hiv and hep c

i was tested for both hiv and hep c a couple of months ago. i got tested 3 months after needle... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...medical researchers , the test proved that HIV is never "latent" but is always multiplying. Many people with no symptoms of AIDS and high CD4 cell counts also had high viral loads. If the virus was latent, the test wouldn't have found any HIV in... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation


...light; more light means that more virus is present in the patient's blood. The other test, called the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR test (commonly called PCR), chemically multiplies the amount of viral RNA in a blood... Read more »
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 »
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Can PCR Amplify Antibodies?

Posted by ethan_hines, 1 Reply
...Can PCR be used to amplify HIV Antibodies. I ask this question because I know that during the "window" period (0~6months) a person tests negative for HIV antibodys since there may be antibodies but not in significant quantity to dectect.EH Read more »

Quantitative PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...What do you think of this exam 6 months after the exposure Read more »


Posted by jade2008, 1 Reply
...soon as the symptoms of ARS are felt, then it may make some sense to counsel people who are going out of their minds waiting 3 months for a test and feeling very severe frightening symptoms to simply take the PCR test and rule out that the... Read more »

3.5 elisa, PCR hiv1, Scared pos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...small pea size raised bumps, 3 or 4. Are 3 month tests reliable? Why would both of us test neg unless the only valid test is 6 months or we have an undetectable hiv strain. What should I do. please help. I have three kids and believe one of them... Read more »