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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 »

Usefulness of pcr's for early detection

Dear Doctor, I went through a very long acute viral syndrome with many symptoms. During that time... Read more »

HIV tests at early stage

Dear doctor .which tests are the most important one to do to detect HIV at early stage ..and what... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation


...light; more light means that more virus is present in the patient's blood. The other test, called the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR test (commonly called PCR), chemically multiplies the amount of viral RNA in a blood... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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What do you think of DNA PCR tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 »

How to find a PCR

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi guys. I had a risky exposure back in the early summer. A little over a month later, I had a DNA PCR and it was negative. Now I am still having symptoms and am a little worried. Read more »

What type of PCR tests are done in the USA?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Molecular detection of human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection among commercial sex workers using the polymerase chain reaction in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1996 Nov;25(6):831-6. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/97207755 Goh CL; Chan... Read more »

A PCR For You

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If you are worried, then maybe you should get a PCR test. For those of you past about 6-8 weeks, and certainly if you're in the 3 month+ period, it would be absolutely conclusive. Read more »