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How Accurate Pcr Test For Hiv

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HIV-1 DNA by PCR test and HIV-1 Abs test

Hi, I took the tests above on the 36th day after exposure. Both tests came negative, (I'm not in any med, never tested positive)However, I'm wondering how accurate these results are? Should I repeat the tests, when? What was the posibility of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...2 weeks and most will be positive by 6 weeks. We repeat the testing for 3 months to be sure to catch all positives.The HIV PCR test should be positive by day 36, usually at a high titer. We generally would not run this test unless a person had... Read more »

pcr or elisa (HIV TESTING)

dear dr.I have actually read in this websites content that PCR are better than antibody. Is this... Read more »

PCR test

Hi, i had sex with a prostitute last week and after 2 days i have taken PCR Test the result shows... Read more »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Sex and HIV Prevention

...When taking an antibody test, what does a negative, positive or indeterminate test result mean? How accurate are the home HIV tests? Should I get a PCR test or an antigen test? On viral load tests, what is considered a high viral load and... Read more »
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PCR Test for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...administered the HIV antibody test after 35 days. It was negative. I was so crazy with fear, he decided to send me in for a PCR test for HIV (which was performed after 68 days). This came back negative as well. I feel like I am infected with HIV... Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process of... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process of... Read more »

New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Pathology, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Real-Time Immuno-PCR test combines parts of traditional antibody testing with polymerase chain reaction, which "amplifies" small amounts of the virus. Currently, most viral load tests can identify... Read more »