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How Early Can I Get Dna Pcr

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DNA PCR and Early Treatment Before HIV Seroconversion

Dear Dr. Holodniy:Given the recent FDA approval of the Qualitative DNA PCRtest for HIV diagnosis and also given the new research by Dr. Franco Lori who states that the "time before completeseroconversion might provide an imprtant window...
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
Tell it to the FDA. How many patients would truly be identified during this time period to potentially benefit from such early intervention. The controlled studies still need to be done.MH... Read more »

HIV Early Detection Test (including HIV 1 DNA PCR)

Dr. Wohl,What are the limitations of a non-reactive Qualitative DNA PCR test taken a year after... Read more »


Can you explain the difference in these tests DNA PCR/ RNA PCR/ NAT? Which are better at detecting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In New Way to Edit DNA, Hope for Treating Disease

An ongoing clinical trial is using a new gene-editing technique to remove a major doorway HIV uses to infect human T cells. The approach uses naturally occurring proteins called zinc fingers, each of which can recognize a set of three letters, or... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Proteinuria as a Potential Early Marker of Tenofovir-Related Renal Toxicity

Researchers from UCL reported on a ptoential early marker for tenofovir-associated renal toxicity. Ana Milinkovic and colleagues from University College London, presented results from routine monitoring for tenofovir-related renal toxicity which... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Análisis de Carga Viral

¿Qué Es la Carga Viral? ¿Cómo Se Utiliza el Análisis? ¿Cómo Se Miden los Cambios en la Carga Viral? "Repunte" de la Carga Viral ¿Qué Significan los Resultados? ¿Qué Problemas Tiene el Análisis de Carga Viral? ¿Qué Es la... Read more »

Very Early HIV Treatment May Limit "Seeding" of Latent HIV Reservoirs, Study Finds

Early HIV treatment, specifically during acute HIV infection, can limit the virus from forming HIV reservoirs in central memory CD4+ cells, according to study results presented at CROI 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. Researchers in Thailand screened 52,767... Read more »
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What do you think of DNA PCR tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it wise to get a DNA PCR test done. Does anyone have any experience with this? I called a web site that offers this service and they say that this test can be conclusive as early as six weeks. Is there any point in having this test done? Read more »

here's some info on the dna pcr

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The number to call is 1-800-584-8183 about the conclusive 28 day dna pcr. they also do the regular elisa. i got the number from the cdc. the rep their said the test is conclusive after 28 days but it could pick up hiv as early as six days. just as... Read more »

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 »

DNA PCR tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Where does one go for a DNA PCR test and will they usually not be given to you?

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