How Pcr Works For Hiv

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Dr Bob I have been dealing with this for over three years 7 doctors 8 negative antibody test 1 negative pcr and lately 1 indeterminate western blot1 band not sure which one and now the ID doctor wants me to wait a month for another western...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Seven doctors, eight negative HIV-antibody tests and one negative PCR over three years??? What's up with that? Your results are definitive and conclusive. HIVRead more »

question about pcr and antibody testing

Hi dr bob, if the antibody tests used today are so good and taken beyond 6months gives you your... Read more »

Working with DNA and PCR products

I have recently begun working in a lab in HIV research. I cannot find any information on the risk... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...counts indicate the state of your immune system -- your body's defense against disease. Viral load tests indicate how active HIV is. Coupled with information about how you're feeling, these two values give a clearer picture of your state of... 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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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

... Platelet Count Chemistry Screen (CHEM-25 OR SMA-25) Lymphocyte Subsets and Viral Load: Specific Tests for People With HIV Resistance Tests Other Tests That May Be Done Table of Common Tests and Ranges Interpreting Viral Load Numbers... 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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Posted by help290, 1 Reply
...though all this testing is I have been very ill with crazy symptoms and every time I go to the doctor he or she will run another HIV test on me it is not my choice. He also said that I was very vitamin D deficience. So if I am infected with HIV... Read more »

pinky does not have HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...pinky, it is flat out impossible for you to have HIV. I work in the medical field and have extensively researched HIV and the sensitivity of its tests. after all your negative 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 »


Posted by Anonymous
... ?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 »
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