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HIV PCR RNA Quantitative Test Positive (ANOTHER EXAMPLE WHY PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009)

Hello,I have a protected intercourse and unprotected Oral Sex durimg the months of May and JUNE, and due to my curiosity, I went to the clinic and did a PCR RNA Test which came Positive this was last week, and yesterday I did a spot test which came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are thinking of killing yourself because you might be HIV positive. Often I skip over these melodramatic posts, as I think they are highly insensitive to those of us who struggle with the challenges of being "virally enhanced" on... Read more »

DNA PCR vs. RNA PCR in HIV+ people

1. If I tested positive on ELISA and undetectable on viral load (RNA PCR till 15 copies) would DNA... Read more »

diffrence beetween dna pcr and rna pcr for hiv

dear sir as you said to me yesterd(Your negative HIV-antibody tests and undetectable quantitative... Read more »
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Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

FDA Review of Viral RNA Testing

Shortly after the approval of the three protease inhibitors, the FDA reviewed the diagnostic assays that quantitate HIV RNA.These tests are being used by many clinicians to monitor viral loads in their patients and to assess their response to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

On the Radar: Newborn HIV Cases in Indiana

During the past 2.5 years, eight Indiana newborns have tested positive for HIV, an increase of 400 percent, according to officials with the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. In response, a group of agencies is launching the "One Test, Two... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Governor Signs Bill Requiring HIV Tests for Newborns

On Friday, Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed legislation requiring HIV testing for every newborn baby in Illinois when the status of the mother is not known. The law takes effect immediately. In 2004, the state created a voluntary testing program,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Circumcising Newborn Males Cost Effective Strategy for HIV Prevention, Rwandan Study Finds

Performing circumcisions on newborn boys to lower their risk for HIV infection later in life is more cost-effective than adolescent or adult circumcision, according to researchers at Rwanda's health ministry, Reuters reports. The findings,... Read more »
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Difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know the difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Are these tests accurate? Any false negative or false positive results? Are they worth taking to evaluate early HIV infection when possible early HIV infection symptoms are present?

I... Read more »

Undetected HIV-1 RNA,PCR at 17 weeks

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
hiya all i have the results of my 17 close to 18 weeks results of a PCR RNA for HIV-1 and it was undetected testing was done by COBAS AmpliPrep (Roche Molecular systems) qualification range of this assay is 48 to 10,000.000 copies i also went to a... Read more »

hiv rna by pcr ultra testing

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
if someone had 15.000 rna copies wont this test will pick up any copies from 50 and up thanks i took alot of this test and 400 copies was not det also from two weels all the way to 20 months , my last test was rna / nat elisa taken at 20 months from... Read more »

HIV PCR By RNA test

Posted by mobieorly123, 1 Reply
What's the deal with that test, its supposed to give you a positive or negative after 28 days of any kind of sexual contact, reliable test?

I know esmerelda is going to call me a retarded hypocondriac so I was wondering has any actual info on that... Read more »