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Hiv Rna Pcr Test 6 Weeks After Unprotected Sex

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HIV positive spouse

I have recently learned that my spouse has been living a double life. He contracted HIV from a male partner 10 weeks ago. He has had numerous male and female partners throughout our marriage. He last tested negative for HIV about 8 months ago. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree with the plan to get ELISA tests at three and six months to confirm your negative status. I also agree it's not necessary to test your baby unless you test positive. I would discontinue breastfeeding until your negative status is... Read more »

RE: Hiv Dna Pcr Possitive

Hello Doctor Bob You may remember my case.The poor guy that took this test,came back possitive and... Read more »

Wanted

Hello, Dr McGowan, I`m a person who tested HIV negative sera,twice at the 3 months-6 months... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...antiviral therapy. Serial quantitative HCV RNA testing should be limited to persons receiving HCV treatment. Diagnostic assays using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) have been... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...tests and you may have swollen lymph glands. This means that you look and feel healthy but can infect other people through unprotected sex or through needle sharing -- especially if you have not been tested and do not know that you are infected.... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
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3 weeks after possible exposure / HELP!

Posted by datguy, 3 Replies
...with a female of unknown std status, but during sex the condom broke and there was 2-3 mins before I noticed and stopped. 3 weeks after the encounter, I came down with a horribly painful sore throat on one side!! It killed to swallow and my... Read more »

real story.... CHECK OUT

Posted by schokoo, 1 Reply
...me I didn't want anything to do with him. About a month after we broke up I found out that while I was with him he was having unprotected sex with people that were HIV positive because he felt his semen was the cure for the virus. So I waited... Read more »

HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...http://www.acponline.org/journals/annals/15apr98/biohiv.htm. ?We observed that clade A strains [of HIV] were not detected by RT-PCR [Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction] and that clade G-strains were not detected by NASBA [Nucleic... Read more »

Symptoms vs. testing history - what should I do?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 3 Replies
...to an ongoing concern I?ve had about possibly acquiring HIV. I would appreciate your advice. In early March 2006, I had an unprotected sexual encounter with a woman whom I met in a bar. We engaged in both vaginal (about 10 min.) and oral sex... Read more »