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How Do You Read The Results Of A Qualitative Hiv Dna Pcr

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Indeterminate HIV-2 Qualitative DNA PCR

Dear Dr. H - Can you help me with this please. My doctor recently had me take a HIV-2 Qualitative DNA PCR from SKB. I don't know why he ordered the PCR test because the potential exposure I was worried about was back in January 1999, and it...
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
Good labs have internal controls to monitor the integrity of the samples and the integrity of the assays. Sometimes the PCR assays don't work, either because something was in the sample that caused the reaction to fail (ie wrong anticoagulant,... Read more »

HIV 1 DNA, Qualitative/PCR testing results

hi DR.Roberti'm 28yo and I have 3 questions about HIV1 DNA Qulaitative/PCR test results1)is... Read more »

qualitative HIV PCR DNA test result

hello Dr, Thanks for the reply on my Positive ELISA, negative Western Blot and 29... Read more »
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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Experience of Sexual Violence Among Women in HIV Discordant Unions After Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing: A Qualitative Critical Incident Study in Uganda

The researchers investigated experiences of sexual violence among women in HIV discordant unions, relationships in which one partner is HIV-infected and the other is not, attending HIV post-test club services in Uganda. The qualitative critical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Impact of Incarceration Upon Adherence to HIV Treatment Among HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users: A Qualitative Study

"HIV-positive injection drug users (IDU) often do not derive the full benefits of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Among IDU, recent incarceration has been associated with discontinuation of HAART for non-clinical reasons," explained... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The HIV-Related Risks Among Men Having Sex With Men in Rural Yunnan, China: a Qualitative Study

To learn more about the HIV-related risk behaviors of men who have sex with men (MSM) in rural China, the researchers undertook a qualitative study based on semistructured interviews in Dali prefecture, Yunnan. The study's subjects were 24 members... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drug Injecting and Syringe Use in the HIV Risk Environment of Russian Penitentiary Institutions: Qualitative Study

Noting that prison is "a high risk environment in relation to [HIV] and hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission associated with injecting drug use," the authors undertook qualitative studies among 209 injecting drug users (IDUs) in Moscow (56... Read more »
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DNA PCR Qualitative Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can somebody tell me the accuracy of DNA PCR Qualitative tests? If they are accurate when should they be got done at the earliest? I have read that they are not advised due to high false positive results. If so, then if result is negative is it... Read more »

HIV-1 Proviral DNA by PCR test????

Posted by sadman, 2 Replies
Hello everyone thanks for putting up with me. Its been 8 weeks since my risk and I'm more concerned then ever. I really do seem to have every symptom of ARS despite assurances risks were very slight to none existent.

That said, does anyone know... Read more »

Anyone thinking of taking a PCR please read!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Many people on this site debate the use of PCR testing vs antibody testing. The following case proves why one must use ELISA/antibody testing vs PCR testing to prove their status (I found it on John's Hopkins AIDS Service):

Question: "I have a... Read more »

PCR DNA???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm really confused. I read yes it's a good test and then no it isn't a good test. Is the PCR DNA Qualitative test reliable after 5 weeks? Yes or No. I was told to move on with my life, but I can't. The idea fo having to take another test is really... Read more »